Category Archives: growing up

Teaching moments

Kristen Tsetsi, the author of the novel Homefront and the short-story collection Carol’s Aquarium, reveals how a father’s subtleties, added together, amount to something big: My father has the color hair I hope mine grays into when I’m in my … Continue reading

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Hard lessons learned

I got so caught up in the descriptions of Janet Muirhead Hill’s books that I neglected to see the essay she sent along with them. It’s just as well; it deserves to stand alone in its description of a father … Continue reading

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Dads and dragons

In each of the middle-grade and young-adult novels by Janet Muirhead Hill that have been published so far, there is a father — either missing and missed, (Miranda and Starlight, Kyleah’s Tree, and especially Danny’s Dragon, in which the missing … Continue reading

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King of the Hill

My friend Adrianne Hurtig, who originally posted this on her Facebook page, calls it “one of those odd memories that haunt an old mind.” While I disagree with the “old” bit, I thank her for allowing me to republish it … Continue reading

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