Category Archives: Children

Sleek Green Car


Our country is a place where car culture has flourished since the days of Henry Ford, and nowhere more so than in California. Combining this cue for nostalgia with our ongoing medical theme brings you this next Monday’s Poem of … Continue reading

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Crossing the Border


The Monday Morning Poem of the Week brings you this wry reminder of the signposts in our lives. Since it’s a journey which we all take, we might as well enjoy it with a mix of dry humor. Crossing the … Continue reading

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Father’s Day


Today is Father’s Day, a chance for those who are fortunate enough to still have their fathers on the right side of the grass to let them know how grateful they feel. Sadly, for many of us, our fathers have … Continue reading

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Milk and Humor


Amidst the current crisis people are facing due to a shortage of baby formula, combined with the myriad of disasters blasting us from all the news outlets, most of us desperately need a moment of humor to leaven our life. … Continue reading

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Scenes From the Children’s Hospital


Last night I called a friend who I saw recently during a memorable road trip up the Coast. A few days after we were together, he called me back with the shocking news that he was just diagnosed with advanced … Continue reading

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Dandelion Seed


It seems inevitable in certain demographics that news of loss and major illness amongst those who are close to us erodes the confidence we have in our own futures, creating reminders that we all live under the sword of Damocles. … Continue reading

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Taxonomy of the Oaks


Here is another Monday’s Poem of the Week, dealing with the always complicated subject of father/son relationships viewed through the lens of the natural world. No one ever gets it quite right; all we can do is strive to do … Continue reading

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Application For Permission To Date My Daughter


For those of you who have daughters of the age where dating is a current or future possibility, this piece from the Archives is for you. APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO DATE MY DAUGHTER ~ This application will be Incomplete and … Continue reading

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The Deal


Welcome to another edition of poetry Monday. Given that my offspring is about to have another birthday, the following poem by him felt particularly appropriate. The Deal This is the deal, I tell you: You’re half me, half your mother, … Continue reading

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Links


Another week has flown by in the inexorable march of time, and Poetry Monday is here again to celebrate that unique bond between fathers and sons. Enjoy! Links We are now both irrevocably fathers, links on a strange chain made … Continue reading

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