Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Good Thought

At various times throughout the past year, people have told me that they’re praying for me. Depending on who it is, I might say thank you and not think much about it, or I might seethe about the way it’s said as if it is a big honor for me and sure to reap great […]

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The Man in the Cowboy Hat

Sometimes what you meant to write is overtaken by events. How can I not write about the bombing this week, but how can I write about it? It’s so narcissistic: Here’s how the bombing affected ME. The bombing affected me the way it affected everyone who wasn’t touched directly: I felt shock and horror and […]

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Balthazar’s Song

A lot of parents on loss blogs talk about songs that remind them of their children. One that Will Oldham wrote for his father gets mentioned a lot. Because Preschool Fall Book One Unit One is not going to proof itself, in lieu of an essay here’s Balthazar’s song:    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABdHOFdjsu8

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April 3

On Wednesday, April 3, 1974, a tornado touched down in my hometown, Louisville, KY. It was just one of many tornadoes that devastated the region that day. At the time it was the largest (it was surpassed in that category in April of 2011) and is still the most violent outbreak of tornadoes in United […]

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