Category Archives: Growing Up

Today, and 100 Years Ago . . .

Legos are great! But so is history. I learned a little more than a year ago, much to my surprise, that my then eight-year-old grandson is a history buff. Not your ordinary kind of kid who’s interested in the 60s … Continue reading

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Hope: No, it has not disappeared!

Note: This post was begun about six months ago — just after the national elections, although I have no record of the exact date. Just as obviously, I never finished it. Words at the time were difficult, because there were so … Continue reading

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Train dreams live on . . .

My husband and I recently took the grandkids to the circus. Somewhere between the elephants and the camels, the tigers, the clowns and the flying trapeze, my husband asked our wide-eyed eight-year-old if he’d ever thought about running away to … Continue reading

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Adulting: The road is a rocky one, but oh so much fun

There are words in a 13-year-old’s vocabulary that make one sit up and take notice. I feel as if I have taken a high intensity two week course in generational psychology. The gap is real. But it can be bridged. Having a … Continue reading

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