Category Archives: family

While I’ve Been Away

Friday, January 17th – Friday, January 24th So here I am at a medical clown conference in Dallas, Texas, away from my precious flamly for eight days this week, and it is my daughter –with Daddy’s help– who is heart-beating … Continue reading

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Look Daddy I Can Write Cursive

Friday, January 17th 2019 8!year-old, third grade ClataJane. . Bestdaddyever Look daddy I can write your name in cursive: Paul. I can write mama to: Jenny. Gavin. Ta da! love, ClaraJane . Oh my heart, child. Love you infinity amount, … Continue reading

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My Knuckleheads 😻

Friday, January 17th 2020 I’m flying today, and remembering that the most important part of a trip is –often– What You Leave Behind. In my case, these koo-koo heads. Knuckleheads. Goobers. What’s in a name. The infinity I love you … Continue reading

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Surprise Video Chat with Hubsand

Wednesday, January 15th 2020 . . I don’t remember why he called me, other than Dear Hubsand discovered some video chat functions with his phone. . . Um… Baby? I don’t know what to say… . . Oh my. OK! … Continue reading

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At Rise: I Know That

Thursday, January 9th 2019 ~8:30pm   AT RISE:  It is bedtime.   Mom and ClaraJane are snuggling in (ClaraJane’s) bed. M:  [Lifts head off pillow and kisses CJ’s juicy cheek a *bunch* of times.   CJ is nearly asleep and does not … Continue reading

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Political Action: Peace Rally Against War with Iran

Thursday, January 9th 2019     On this night, Dear Hubsand and I got our family over to Harvard Square to join the national protest of tRump’s escalation with Iran.  For a Thursday evening in early January –outside in 23·F … Continue reading

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Darling Daughter: Despair and Delight

Friday, January 3rd 2019 That time when Australia is burning and the illegitimate fascist Liar-in-Chief is fomenting war in the Middle East and your house is trashed and your foundations are slipping, but you are a mom and your most … Continue reading

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