You’ve seen this in a sitcom, or a movie, or both. Girl (usually the boy takes the backseat in the plot here) thinks she’s pregnant, but wasn’t planning it, and so now she’s forced to think through life with or without a kid. Often the connection (or lack of one) to the father is involved […]
Teenagers are like caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, cute little puppies, and the old prank of putting a bag of dog poop on someone’s front porch and lighting it on fire. It’s a joy and burden to spend my weeks among them. They are funny and inspiring, and they are also a sticky, smelly, inappropriate mess. If […]
The locked gates guarding gravel roads into the forest are only minutes from my house. They are not locked for everyone. You can still walk down them. I like to take my kids, let them lead, let them discover.
Nikolaj likes to run ahead and dart into the first opening (he says […]
The spork is similar to fruitcake. It’s a combination of things that are good, popular, well-liked, and yet the combination gets a bad rap.
Quality varies with sporks and fruitcakes. I like them both, primarily, as ideas.
Often we think of the bad examples first. For the spork, this means those flimsy ones wrapped in plastic […]
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