The Curious Highlight

It is the glorious early days of summer vacation for my kids. Ryan is in his second week of hockey day camp, something we could not have imagined him doing just last summer. Riley is taking a summer enrichment program. As has been the case for the last several years, both kids have been assigned […]

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Becoming Oneself

My “drafts” folder has grown to a record number of half-finished posts. Some need a little more thought. Some date to some event that no longer feels applicable. Some, I’d love to publish but they perhaps reveal a bit too much about my son or our lives. I was browsing through them this morning, searching […]

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So Much To Say

I haven’t posted in a while. It’s not for lack of things to say. I want to write about how Ryan got to observe how official hockey statisticians work, and perhaps planted the seed for a future career. I want to write about how he decided to play a new sport, which is simultaneously a […]

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Don’t Call It a Comeback

Grades are a thing that Ryan has become interested in over the last few years. He’s gone from not bothering to tell us that he made his school’s honor list to actively tracking his grades online in the hopes of remaining on the honor roll. We are, of course, tremendously proud of him. Not so […]

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Merry Stress-mas

As I write this post, I’m sitting out my third major commuter train delay of the week. Happy holidays! This is always a stressful time of year. It seems like we manage to turn what should be a quiet time spent with family into a rat race. Presents, holiday cards, teacher gifts. Endless baking (for […]

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