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What is Autism?

This post has sat with my for a long time. I live at the crux of two paradoxes. First, I unschool and believe all children are passionate learners and should learn however they want, and I trust that they will … Continue reading

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Strike: Thirsty for Long-Form

My work right now is kids. It’s not writing. I squeeze in this writing in the small bits of time I have between diaper changes, making food, comforting, reading, setting up art projects, vacuuming, sweeping, persuading, dressing, changing, washing, pushing, … Continue reading

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Learning Values

There are three core values that I thought I’d impose as a parent, which I’ve found I have no interest in “imposing”–if that can be done successfully with values. First, I imagined we’d be a screen-free family, or only watch … Continue reading

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Brush fire

I am on fire But not the empowering kind Not the athletic kind Not the sprinter burning toward a finish line, hands ready to hold up the sky in victory. The kind where you stand outside a house beyond saving … Continue reading

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Fragmentation

My children are challenging. I can say that with full confidence now that the baby is two months old. As babies they are so touchy, they won’t sleep unless held perfectly upright and close, bouncing. Then if you bend or … Continue reading

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Curating

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why art matters. Ironic, since I spent all of graduate school rebelling against the imperative to address aesthetic theory (probably because “aesthetics” to the professors I knew meant pure, in other words white … Continue reading

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Mom

One of my favorite bloggers recently posted that she pulled her son from school. She wrote, “I’m just trying really hard to keep my boy’s spirit and curiosity intact (or at least not diminishing before my very eyes).” This statement … Continue reading

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