Category: Family

The Eye of the Tiger

The Eye of the Tiger

The school nurse called me the day before the all-school walk around the neighborhood (a fundraising event), “Do you think Claire will be up to it?” Claire is new at this school and with a diagnosis like cerebral palsy and the way her purple brace and slight limp sort of draw some attention to her …

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Ode to the Cupcake

Ode to the Cupcake

Why do we love you, little pillows of batter and frosting? Is it the way you sit so neatly on our napkins, crimped skirt and billowing blouse? Or the way you require of us only three – maybe four – bites of commitment? Perhaps it is your panache for neon sprinkles and foil linings. So …

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