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3 a.m.

My two year old has a stuffy nose. She woke up last night at 3 a.m. and couldn’t get back to sleep. Then she woke my five year old, who normally would grumble a bit, then roll over and ignore the disturbance, but instead said, in a terribly awake voice, "mama, you’re home!" Clearly not […]

It Is What It Is

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, so I’ll put it off. I always find plenty to appreciate in The Rake. On picking up 17 Voices [April], I turned first to Robert Bly’s “The Book You Can’t Find,” and then pondered the coincidence of its being immediately followed by Oliver Nicholson’s “Halls of […]

Living Through

Those days were an iron wagon loaded with rocks that we dragged through muddy fields with our teeth. You were a magnificent burning boat that would not sink. We were as prepared as anyone could be who was facing a long night like that. We had, at any rate, been preparing for it for decades. […]

What The Hell?

You gotta be kidding me? They postponed the game in Chicago because the forecast was for “cold and blustery” weather? They made this decision in the late morning or early afternoon? I just checked three different reports and not one of them said anything about rain. Come on. It’s April. It’s the freaking Windy City. […]

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