Tag Archives: growing up

a bow-tied teacher – May 10

5.10. A bow-tied teacher fills his chair, with thoughtful remarks about students now and gone.   One by thirty they filled class air with wild ribbed story arcs strewing A’s and B’s and tones.   Is there something sweeter to … Continue reading

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he’s washing the dishes – April 23

4.21 he’s washing the dishes. a man shouldn’t do that. it’s embarrassing. the other kid’s dad’s don’t. it’s women’s work. I hide my head.   I stand at the sink now years later and see my mother’s hands raw, cracked, … Continue reading

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because nice matters – April 1

4.1. Friend at the store, we share changes, his white hair smoothed back, wisdom in his eyes and smile. His wife died not too long since, and we met at first only as customers/customee but simple conversation and sharing of … Continue reading

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