The fireflies will come again this summer. One evening, I will pull The Van into the driveway after a long day and, at the blurred edges of a yard made soft by the dusk, the tiny lights will be there. And I will know that summer is finally here. My children will pile out […]

Dropping my daughter off at kindergarten enrichment last week, I did what I do every day. I kissed her and hugged her, then kissed her again, and another little hug for luck and then watched as she turned and ran into her classroom. And then, like I do every day, I turned and walked down […]