Tag Archives: relationships

A (Grate)Full Belly

Two nights ago at bed time, I attempted to introduce Jude to the concept of gratitude. It’s a good habit for him to form from an early age, and it is something that I want to incorporate into my own … Continue reading

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Sixty-Five Years, One Love

Today is my grandparent’s sixty-fifth wedding anniversary. That’s right. For sixty-five years they have been roommates, confidants, companions, shopping buddies, travel partners, support-systems, and teammates. In short, they are the best kind of best friends. They raised two children, watched … Continue reading

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Two

Dear Jude, It is Thursday night, June 6th, 2013, and I just finished singing to you and putting you in your crib for the night. In an attempt to stretch things out, you started up with a rendition of “Twinkle, … Continue reading

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Small, Good Things

A couple of months ago, after my mom gave Jude a trim–she’s his barber, you know–he was bounding around, happy to be free of the scissors and the holding still. “Look at Jude’s new haircut,” she said to my stepfather … Continue reading

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Borrowing Trouble

This week is my spring break. Every year, I dream about going somewhere exotic during this time off, and then, I just kind of end up staying local and trying to cram a few special, favorite activities into my “stay-cation.” … Continue reading

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Using Your Powers for Good

Yesterday in one of my classes, a student sparked a discussion about empathy. I won’t betray what he said because I believe he told us in confidence and that there should be some reverence for the sacred place we’ve carved … Continue reading

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Morning Person

Each month, JUST LIVE IT posts a photo challenge of sorts, posing a question of readers and asking us to capture the answer in picture-form. I missed the first installment but wanted to get in on the second–and what better … Continue reading

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