meet them where they are

Throughout her life – at every age – when people meet my daughter, or see us together, or hear about our relationship, they usually say one or both of the following: I hope I can have that kind of relationship with...

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less, but in no way lesser

This year did not go as expected. Few do, I’ve found, but this one went off the rails right around Memorial Day. It was a tough haul to get things back on track. That happened about the first week in December, and then it...

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field trip fantasy

This is Sidney. He’s a total charmer. His mother is a dear friend. Who lives all the way across the country. Boo.┬áThis photo was taken when I visited in January. After we-don’t-even-know-how-long of commenting and...

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we’re ready

It’s time. The crate has been empty long enough. The leash has hung limp long enough. We’re ready for a new dog to come home to us. Last summer and fall, when the grief over losing Kaylah was overshadowed by my...

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on home #10daysthx

On our road trip, we stopped first in Portland for a look around and lunch at the food trucks at 10th & Alder. Ed was wearing a new t-shirt, an Xbox/Sounders collaboration. Turns out that was the day of a big Portland/Seattle...

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she’s coming home

The countdown is on. Kristina is coming home for Thanksgiving. She’ll be here in a matter of hours. I know it’s only for a week. I know she’ll be back for Christmas. I know she’ll stay for a month then. I...

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