Category Archives: Loss

Thoughts on Fatherhood

For whatever reason, I cannot recall, in my younger pre-fatherhood days, thinking about being a father. I think that fatherhood to me was just something that went along with life, with my career, with marrying and ‘settling down,’ whatever that … Continue reading

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Books, sadness, and new friends

I was planning on going to the gym. I never got there, instead I went through our books, and I am not talking financial. We have too many books, what else is new for book lovers who are also teachers. … Continue reading

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Mr. Laughlin

In 1987, we moved into the current house. One of the first people we met was our neighbor, John Laughlin. At the time, there was a simple, four-foot fence or so, marking the line between our back yards. John had … Continue reading

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A really hot day and a Memorial Service

Saturday is excessively hot, in the 90s from what I have heard and that is certainly the way it feels. It feels extremely odd to have weather like this in September and really odd that you cannot take a dip … Continue reading

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Saturday in Evanston and the City

We started out the day in Evanston, for a Memorial Service for my friend and colleague, Bob Enkey. Bob was a longtime member of the Art Department at New Trier High School and, in my estimate, beloved by all. It … Continue reading

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