Monthly Archives: April 2013

Relative Parenting

Learning to be a relativist, as I understand it, is one of parenthood’s most important lessons.  I speak as someone raised, perhaps like the author of this sad article, to view the word, applied to political or cultural tastes, as  the … Continue reading

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Coming of Age

It’s curious isn’t it how it takes an affliction in those close to us to make us really believe in it; the Boston marathon victims, for instance, or even 9/11, do we really credit them if we don’t know anyone … Continue reading

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here we go, deep breath . . .

It took me a whole month to read my agent’s latest letter.  Not that I can honestly refer to him as that; but he is the only publishing professional who will deign to glance at my work without requiring the … Continue reading

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