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36 minutes.

I had errands to run. The alterations shop, the camera shop, the baby clothes store. I collapsed on the chair for a minute—just one minute—to rest before mustering the energy to change his diaper, change his clothes, brush my teeth, … Continue reading

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hard work and generosity.

I landed my first official job shortly after my 16th birthday, a hostessing gig at a local steakhouse. After a quick non-interview interview with the General Manager, he complimented my strong handshake and told me I was hired. I went … Continue reading

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dear everett.

Dear Everett, The older you get, the more aware I become of you, of your little mind and independent spirit. You are transforming before my very eyes from a baby into a boy—a change I find perfectly bittersweet. At this … Continue reading

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seven types of sick patients.

I’m going to go ahead and lay it all out on the table right now. I am the worst caregiver, ever, in the history of caregivers. I have a sympathy cap, and it maxes out at 48 hours. If you’re … Continue reading

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when good friends are hard to come by.

“When we do the hard, intimate work of friendship, we bring a little more of the divine into daily life.” – Shauna Niequist *** You were one of the very first friends I made in Sacramento outside of college. My … Continue reading

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