Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

The Joseph I know earned his dream coat with astounding resiliency and an easy charm. We picked that cap and gown up the second it was available and he popped them on his head and around his shoulders immediately, then  strutted around our neighborhood. "I can't believe I graduated," he said repeatedly throughout the following [...]

Dear 18

Dear 18

Dear 18, It has been 35 days since life grounded you without cause, and we just want to say thank you for the elegant way you’ve risen to this challenge. Your senior year ended just as you were getting to the best part. Then this weird, dangerous virus shrank your social circle like accidentally microwaved [...]

At Seventeen

At Seventeen

We celebrated a friend's 17th birthday last night. Since then, "At Seventeen," Janis Ian's 1975 hit song, has been stuck in my head. "I learned the truth at 17, that love was meant for beauty queens..." The truth about 17 is that it has always been a challenging age, a plateau of poignancy from which [...]