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A Case of the Human Condition: Long-Distance Mothering

Peter is fine. His appendix was twice the size of normal. But it’s gone for good.


A Case of the Human Condition: Peter Has Appendicitis in Minnesota — How Do I Mother Him from California?

This morning, my 28-year-old son Peter emails to say he’s got appendicitis, he’s on his way to the hospital. Peter’s in Minneapolis. I’m in California. I want to get on a plane . . .


A Case of the Human Condition: Would My Husband Like to Add My Name to His?

Jon and I had been married nearly 12 years. It was time to pop the question again. I had taken his last name as mine. Would he like to add my maiden name to his?


What’s Rhetoric? Let My Two-Year-Old Enlighten You

My daughter Christina discovered the art of rhetoric when she was being weaned from baby bottle to plastic cup. She’d say, “I want milk and I don’t want it in a cup” — an elegant illocutionary statement that usually got her what she wanted, her bottle.


A Case of the Human Condition: Jane Johnston Schoolcraft and the Indian I Wanted to Be

Growing up in Michigan, I read “Hiawatha,” but I was never exposed to the poems and stories of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, a nineteenth-century Ojibway Indian from the Upper Peninsula. I was culturally deprived.


A Case of the Human Condition: When a Young Mother Dies

In the months and years before she died of breast cancer, Beverly Bondy Rose created a safe and loving place for her little daugher and the people around her.