Summer Reading

The year our daughter turned six, she celebrated the first day of summer with our neighbor.  It was a hot day, so they set the sprinkler in the sun, found last-year’s bathing suits, and ran the afternoon away; back and forth through the cold water, laughing.  When they finally stopped for popsicles, they decided theyContinue reading “Summer Reading”

Reading Aloud, through a Crisis

In the early weeks of COVID social distancing, we re-evaluated our family priorities.  It was a sad but open dialogue, one that lasted too long and finally became irritating.  We could not decide when to huddle and when to scatter, how to keep our minds and hearts engaged, or how to mourn when we hadContinue reading “Reading Aloud, through a Crisis”