On a World in Which Little Boys Do Not Die at Marathons

I grew up watching the Boston Marathon. It always hit at a lovely spot in the year: mid-April. In New England, this is an enchanting time, mostly because the months immediately preceding it have not lacked for cold. The flowers start to bloom, the temperature skyrockets to a blistering 50 degrees, and kids burst out [Read More…]

The Children We Need Most Are the Ones We Don’t Want

It’s no secret that in upwardly mobile America, Down syndrome babies are among the least wanted children. Down syndrome babies will be termed things like “at-risk” by the medical community and are in serious danger of termination for several reasons. It is true that children with this condition will have different challenges than some of [Read More…]