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“After 37 Years My Mother Apologizes for My Childhood” by Sharon Olds

When you tilted toward me, arms out like someone trying to walk through a fire, when you swayed toward me, crying out you were sorry for what you had done to me, your eyes filling with terrible liquid like balls … Continue reading

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On this Mother’s Day

On this Mother’s Day I am humbled by the compassionate wisdom and tender insight of my son.  When our children reflect back to us their understanding of the experience of our life, it can be unsettling, exposing, discerning. I don’t know why I … Continue reading

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More open at Open House

Last night was Open House, the time parents come to school, visiting all their child’s classes and teachers. I used to get all nervous about it, but for the last several years I have been increasingly laid back. Sometimes these … Continue reading

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“They GREW you.”

My son, teaching English in Japan as part of the JET program, recently published the following on his facebook page (JTE stands for Japanese Teacher of English): JTE: IB, we love your parents! They are WONDERFUL! Me: hahaha Why? Have … Continue reading

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