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Category Archives: Life Unwound

LIFE, UNWOUND: VOTE

LIFE, UNWOUND: VOTE

My grandmothers had told me they were thrilled when women were granted the right to vote. My mother’s mother said, “women unable to vote made no sense to me. It is such a privilege, so important. I would never miss it.” My father’s mother said, “I cried the first time I voted. We matter. You’ll… Continue Reading

LIFE, UNWOUND: NOW WHAT?

LIFE, UNWOUND: NOW WHAT?

Even though I wrote this only a week ago, today it feels like old news, and yet ever-true. I am heartbroken still for this and for new reasons this week. On Friday night, as we watched Thursday night’s taped version of Jimmy Fallon, we slouched on the soft sofa, laughed and ignored unidentified calls. But… Continue Reading

LIFE, UNWOUND: WE NEED GROWNUPS

LIFE, UNWOUND: WE NEED GROWNUPS

Here is an essay adapted from my soon-to-be-released book, GRANDKIDS AS GURUS: LESSONS FOR GROWNUPS. Many of us learn about children. We read about parenting classes, about nursing, about potty training, about how to get kids to read. But for years I have been learning from children.  One Friday night, Anna, a babysitter, read “Good Night Moon” to my… Continue Reading

LIFE, UNWOUND: SHIFTING TIDES

LIFE, UNWOUND: SHIFTING TIDES

My son Zac published a note and recipe in the very fun book, “Tasty Pride: Seventy-five Recipes and Stories from the Queer Community.” He wrote:  Growing up in an almost unnervingly progressive and accepting home meant that coming out was, well, underwhelming. My “Yep, I’m gay” moment unfurled over Chinese takeout. My mother asked, “Do… Continue Reading

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