May 07, 2015
On Wednesday, April 22nd, at 5:53 in the morning our family welcomed Jacob Daniel.  He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 21 inches long.  I labored and delivered him at home, where Charlotte caught him. Jacob brought his sisters each →MORE...

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Apr 21, 2015
“Oh Charlotte,“ I said.  “I just love these flowers you picked out for me.  Thank you!  They are so beautiful!  They light up the whole room!“ She looked at me for a moment.  Then slowly, carefully, speaking as if I were →MORE...

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The first time I heard it, the words spilled from the mouth of someone I have known since high school, someone I count among my closest friends.  “White people are different,“ she sighed as she played peek-a-boo with Genevieve.  “You took →MORE...

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Apr 09, 2015
Several times a week strangers ask me if Evelyn and Genevieve are twins.  At gymnastics a few weeks ago, the question came from a seven-year-old boy. “No,“ I said.  “They are just under five months apart.“ He thought on this for →MORE...

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What I’m Reading -  The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander -  Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin Internet Shenanigans -  The Gangsters of Ferguson by Ta-Nehisi Coates -  The Danger →MORE...

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