Letters to the Three Moms in my life: I can’t thank you enough

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In honor of mother's day, I wanted to write some notes to each of the three moms in my life.  Of course, none of them were or are, perfect.  But I'm fortunate, in that each of them are easy to honor.   My mother-in-law is equally wonderful, but this blog's already too long to add a fourth mom, so I'll just say thanks here.   In the comments feel free to share how your mom has been a gift to you. To my mom by adoption:  Happy Mothers day to the one who was, in nearly every sense of … [Read more...]

The world is wide…and cold: Advice to dads from one who loves being one

I don't know where the line originates.  Maybe it comes from one of my children, who spoke to another of my children because they miss each other as they live their lives in Seattle, Germany, and soon, Rwanda.  Wherever it comes from, it found its way into this little exchange between two of them, and is at the core of an element in their intertwined lives that brings me great joy. "Why are you so far away?" writes one. "Because the world is wide and cold," writes the other.  "Alas." "That … [Read more...]


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