Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Halloween memory

I outgrew Halloween way to early. Somewhere around age 8 or 9, my parents asked me what I wanted to dress up as, whether I wanted to go trick-or-treating, and I shrugged my shoulders, shook my head. I think it was partly to do with the fact that none of my friends or peers from school lived in my neighborhood. During the elementary years, I attended private school, and then a public school with a magnet program on the other side of the district. I was a shy kid to begin with, and I didn’t click with the other kids on my cul-de-sac, so I was perfectly content to spend Halloween answering the door and passing out candy to the other kids. Continue reading


Do we ever really grow up?

My mom has always been my biggest cheerleader, and often seems to find the right moment and right way to send me encouragement. Since I’ve been so far away, we email more than we used to, and a line from one of her recent emails prompted me to go dig up an old, old photo – one of my favorites.


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