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Month: January 2016

Before the light comes

January delivers. The dark. The cold. I’m glad it’s here, finally. I’ve been waiting all winter for just this kind of night, when the snow blows into the cat’s eyes and makes it turn toward the door. The streetlights throw beams through the snow and all is quiet, hushed. The…

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Relationships with kids–like father, unlike son

There’s nothing in my life at the moment I treasure more than the relationships I have with my kids. My daughter, now 24, rings me several times a week and spends at least one evening a week with us at home. My thirteen-year-old son loves doing things with me and…

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