Category Archives: family

Your mom joke revisited

The girls were in the back seat, hitting each other with one “your mom” joke after another, when their mother objected. Such humor is rude, puerile and not what we expect from them, she reminded them. The 7-year-old didn’t miss … Continue reading

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To thine own self be true

One of my favorite pictures of the year has got to be the one we took of our older daughter in her Halloween costume. It’s the one where she’s wearing Spock ears and a Star Trek uniform. This isn’t a … Continue reading

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Another poem by Eowyn

when morning dawns the sun awakens and brings beauty upon the horizon. at moonrise there is silence except the quiet chirps of the nightdwellers and dewdrops glisten upon the flowers of the night.

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Naming, by EML

What to name it?I’ve finished it now all things deserve names But what is the name of this one to be? Moon? Sky? Town? City? Since I can’t think of anything I’ll pick up my pen and call a painting … Continue reading

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Minor disappointment of long standing

I recently received an e-mail from my mother saying that she had just received a gift card to Border’s and wanted to know if there were any books I was interested in for Christmas. She’s thoughtful that way. I fired … Continue reading

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The Tale of Cindereowyn

This is a story I wrote four years ago, when my older daughter was in first grade. The deal was that I would write a story, and she would do her homework, and the first one to finish would be … Continue reading

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Awakened by noisy children

Right now what I want more than anything is to drag my girls out of bed so they can see how they like it. Bedtime is 8:30. That’s a little tricky some times, particularly on nights when they have soccer, … Continue reading

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Band of Brothers

Brothers have a special way of relating to one another. Our culture uses the word brother to describe a close, unbreakable bond of friendship, but somehow we forget that Cain and Abel were brothers too. Sometimes I think God gave us … Continue reading

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My cousin Grace

My Hutton cousins are my personal gold standard for what cousins should be growing up: weird enough that I always could tell that they were blood relatives, but far enough way that I didn’t have to worry about them doing the … Continue reading

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Salt in the coffee and other stories

When he was younger, my brother had a way  of doing what he could to stir up trouble for our father. These weren’t usually big things, though there was one rafting trip where he delighted in pushing our father over … Continue reading

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