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Skipping School to Get an Education With A Camera

Ten days ago I called my 18-year-old son in sick to school so he could actually learn a thing or two. On February 13, tens of thousands marched from Voces de la Frontera (Voices of the Border) on 5th and … Continue reading

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12-Year-Old Girls and the Counterintuitive Nature of True Wisdom

Our relationship with our children is utterly unique and utterly exasperating. While I feel a love-without-conditions for my kids, there are chapters in our lives together in which that love is challenging to practice. My daughters are 12 and 14 today, and … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Momma?

“When you were little, you called me one day, upset,” my 94-year-old Grandfather said during a recent visit. “You said your mom was in the closet and wouldn’t come out and you didn’t know what to do.” Grandpa’s memory is … Continue reading

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