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A Spot of Childhood Still Exists

In December 1992, I was given a very special task: I got to help Mom wrap a Christmas present for my older sister, Jenny. In July of that year, Disney released the VHS cassette of “101 Dalmatians.” Unbeknownst to me … Continue reading

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The importance of boredom

When I was a kid, it was usually around this time of year — at the height of summer vacation — that I started to get bored. The novelty of being out of school would wear off as June melted … Continue reading

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Imagining adulthood

As a child, I imagined plenty of adventures and scenarios. Some days I’d hop on my bed, tie the bonnet I got at the Laura Ingalls Wilder home under my chin, plant a chair (or in my imagination’s eye, a … Continue reading

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That time I gave funerals to caterpillars

I was eight years old the year our home got covered in caterpillars. Well, not our home, really. But our property. They were everywhere in the flower gardens, the grass, the driveway. Tall, stalky holly hocks stood sentinel around the … Continue reading

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