Category Archives: Childhood

#stepbackforbaby Campaign

I cannot take one more news item about a baby dying in a hot car because a parent forgot the baby was there. I am starting a Twitter campaign called #stepbackforbaby to try and help: When you put the baby … Continue reading

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Bookmarked – Housebreaking

Housebreaking / Dan Pope / Simon & Schuster / published May 2015 I received an advanced reader’s copy of Dan Pope’s second novel, Housebreaking, and finally started reading it a week ago. It’s a little hard to categorize this novel … Continue reading

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Visiting the Poet

— for Chris Msosa I can see you, running, like a young Bateleur, dust plumed behind your pounding feet before settling back into the ground as if you had never passed by. Your eyes are copper pennies, your breath bursting … Continue reading

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Stay Tuned

My childhood was one of flight and narrow escapes. By the time I was five, my original father had signed over his parental rights to me. I was a rusted heap on blocks in the yard, and he handed the … Continue reading

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