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A chronicle of fatherhood and the author's attempts to get the problem right.

Owner: Pascoe

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  • This just in: bless us everyone
    on Dec 24, 2010 in Uncategorized
    A A Posting a day early. I have intelligence pertaining to extraordinary events brewing tonight. Much ado lately about the existence of Santa. Opinions vary widely. Here’s some. Here’s some more. The map above is from the NORAD website, w...
  • The story of language, 5: Dungeons and DragonsThe last part of a five-part series. A Read: Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. A A After we left the speech center, I ran into an old friend whom I hadn’t seen in years. She was a speech therapist. I told her the whole story. “What should w...
  • The story of language, 4: Stand OffPart 4 in a series. A Read: Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. A A Nick began stammering and stuttering just as his speech started taking off. He’d been going to therapy twice a week for several months, and had progressed from a handful of words to a larg...
  • Story of language, 3: TroublePart 3 in a series A Read: Part 1. Part 2. A A During his first few months of speech therapy, Nick’s vocabulary improved at an astonishing rate. Words of two, three and four syllables rolled off his tongue. (His pronunciation was another matter...
  • The story of language, 2: Talking lessonsPart 2 in a series. Read: Part 1 . A A Because Nick had few words when he started at Fern Hill, his interactions with the other kids tended to be one-sided. Often as not, another little boy or girl would tell Nick what to do and he’d go along...
  • The story of language, Part 1The first in a series of posts. A A The greatest thing a human being ever does is to see something and tell what he sees in plain way. – John Ruskin A Nick was a normal baby, giving no hint of his later speech difficulties. When he was around s...
  • The story of language, 1: SignsPart 1 in a series. A A The greatest thing a human being ever does is to see something and tell what he sees in plain way. – John Ruskin A Nick was a normal baby, giving no hint of his later speech difficulties. When he was around six months ol...
  • Strange visitor from another planet
    on Dec 1, 2010 in Uncategorized
    A A I bought my first Superman comic about a month after my father died. I had wandered into a local market, looking for candy, and noticed them on a magazine rack. They cost ten cents. I knew about Superman from the TV series with George Reeves. The...
  • How to write a poem a day
    on Nov 27, 2010 in Poems Writing Doubts
    A We may remember mostly the long, stupid look at the material before us, and then maybe a kind of slow, emotional thinking. That is a lonely, helpless feeling. William Stafford, from his acceptance speech for the National Book Award, 1963. A I belie...
  • Bowling in America
    on Nov 23, 2010 in Uncategorized
    A “I suck at bowling,” Nick announced when I told him my plan. “I suck at it too,”  I said. “In fact, I suck more than you.” This is when he told me a thing isn’t worth doing unless you do it well. “If a thing is worth doing,”...
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