Tag Archives: Brook and Ethan

The shoes, oh the shoes!

My pal Martha and I share an ongoing conundrum: How many pairs of shoes to take on a trip? I’m thinking four when I take off for my beloved Mount Desert Island, Maine, on Thursday. I’ll need the hiking boots … Continue reading

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Incomprehensibly small world

Ethan emailed me today that a grad school buddy who’s in Afghanistan is coming up to to join him for a bike trip this weekend in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. When my adventurous, talented son, Ethan, now 30, graduated from Mount Desert … Continue reading

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Wake up, wake up you sleepyhead…

“Live, love, laugh and be happy. I’m just a kid again doin’ what I did again, singing that song. When the red, red robin comes bobobobing along…” That was my father’s favorite song. So it struck me as deep, meaningful … Continue reading

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Family: back east and in Tucson

I’m going on a family vacation today — not to the Bahamas or Italy but to the heart of it all — hanging out with my kids in New York City. I’ll arrive at Brook’s new digs, which she and … Continue reading

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Happy mama, indeed

They say that siblings experience the longest relationship in life. That’s true, but parents inhabit their children’s psyches, and their DNA, forever. My dear son, Ethan, who turned 30 earlier this month, arrived in Tucson last night. He’s finishing a … Continue reading

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Ethan’s 30!

I remember everything about Jan. 6, 1981. It was -20 degrees at 11:47 a.m. Someone was revving a motorcycle engine beneath the window of the Ellsworth Hospital birthing room. I had the flu the night before with a temperature of … Continue reading

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