A grandfather’s love always outlives him

Margaret’s first grandpa died last week. On Thanksgiving Day. In front of us. A trifecta of misfortune. Grandpa Sandy’s death marks the first among Margaret’s grandparents to die. It’s an unsettling thought. On one hand we’ve been so fortunate that our parents have lived long enough to experience the birth of our kids and to … More A grandfather’s love always outlives him

What really happens when your kid goes away for the summer

The second week into what I’ve dubbed Margaret’s summertime ‘leave of absence’ and, admittedly, I’m still adjusting. Like most things in my life, what I’d envisioned I’d be feeling couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m one of those people who thinks in terms of movie scenes. (Which is odd since I rarely make it … More What really happens when your kid goes away for the summer