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 made a terrible suggestion the other day.  A suggestion that caused immediate tears.  Shrieking.  The sounds of someone’s eyeball being slowly gouged out by a dull pencil.   I suggested…

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We get kinda excited about a thrift store around here.  You know the kind I mean–the filled with junk/treasures and exuding that certain musty, a dead-cat-may-be-decomposing-in-a-suitcase-somewhere kind of smelling place.…

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To get my girl to glow, give her a compliment, in front of other people, and go overboard with the gushing praise.  This may also get my introvert girl to…

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“Hey.  Mama.  What kind of face am I making?” I look over to see eyes frozen wide and mouth gaping in a petrified grin.  It’s her excited face reserved for…

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