Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Heart of a Bear

It was Mama Bear who gave me my first inkling of how this thing called pregnancy worked. Papa Bear gave me some of my earliest woodland survival lessons – usually by spectacularly screwing up his own efforts. And Brother and … Continue reading

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Blessed Are The Weary

A gale-force wind rattled outside as I watched Heather lying on the bed. Exhausted. Spent. Tired down to her toes. On her, it looked absolutely beautiful. Mind you, I’m not the sort of husband who takes an unholy glee in … Continue reading

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For Your Own Good

There’s a lot for a preschooler to learn – shapes, colors, how to play nicely with other kids. Now, it seems, they also have to learn how to please the Lunch Inspectors. I take you now to beautiful Raeford, N.C., … Continue reading

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On the Other Hand

As I watched Missy reach for a marker and color in a picture, something struck me. I braced Heather about it later. “Is Missy left-handed?” “Yes,” my wife said smiling. “I didn’t realize it either until we started painting together.” … Continue reading

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Night Errant

After about 15 minutes lying on the carpet next to her bed, I looked up into Missy’s face. “Feeling better now?” Nod. Smile. “Yeah.” I smiled back, hugged her. “OK. Now try to get some sleep.” It was a situation … Continue reading

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Art from the Heart

  I came home from work one night to find my office had become an art gallery. Construction paper of red, blue and yellow festooned the walls, covered with paint, with stickers, with bits of tape. “Bowling got canceled today,” … Continue reading

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