Ourselves, our children

At seventy-two, I often hear myself say, “Well, when I was young…” followed by some judgment about the behavior of today’s kids. I seem to remember my parent’s expectations of […]

New Grandfather….

There are many events in our lives that forge us as human beings, but in general, childhood play, early work, and exposure to death are among the most important. As […]

Ah, Mother

It’s time to think about Mother again. And then will come Father’s Day.  For many of us, it’s bittersweet to revisit our mothers and fathers, either in person or in […]