Category Archives: Writing

To Elliot, on the Occasion of His 18th Birthday

Dear Elliot, Happy Birthday! It’s a weird birthday, with everyone ordered to shelter-in-place because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, I’m praying that it can somehow be a Happy Birthday. You’ve brought so much happiness to my life over these last … Continue reading

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Old New Journal

The origins of this book are mysterious. It was on the bottom shelf of a bookcase in our home office, next to all my other journals I’ve kept through the years. In spite of its obscure placement, it has some special features. … Continue reading

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The End of Winter

It’s Spring Break here in Kent now. After school today, Cor brought home a project he’d been working on this week. It perfectly summarizes the shift from winter to spring that we’re currently experiencing. Here’s Cor’s story (with my translation, for readability): … Continue reading

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