When the first note–the wrong note–soared out of her violin, I stopped breathing.  She stood in front of the audience of strangers, of other children fingering violins, guitars, and piano music, and…

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I’m relearning addition and subtraction alongside Miss I, and can I tell you, 12-5=? still has me doing some mental finger counting.  I feel much more comfortable with the opposing…

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The day after Thanksgiving, those Parisians leaned tee-pees of wrapped Christmas trees against street corner newspaper stands, grocery market entrances, charcuterie doors, patisserie awnings.  Christmas had arrived in Paris.  Christmas…

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“Santa is dead.”  Miss C drops this bomb at gymnastics class.  10 other eye balls and 5 mouths go all perfect spheres. “Well.  Then, who brings the presents on Christmas?” This, from…

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Christmas cookies taste like security.  When I was growing up, my grandmother made sure all of our festive cookie needs were met with a dash and panache of silver and…

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What happens to the moments in life when I’m almost ready?  Almost, but not quite there yet. The moment when the eyes spark with soul and the smile tweaks baby cheeks on…

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