Category Archives: The Boy

The Boy Comes Home for the Weekend

On Tuesday, the boy asked if we would come get him and bring him home for the weekend. Because we’re mean, we said no. Instead, we suggested on Wednesday that we come visit him (one round trip is better than … Continue reading

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Letters for my son: One day ’til college

We’re here; the day before the boy leaves for college. Some of you have called, written or e-mailed to say you’ve enjoyed this series and hey, where did you go? Why did you bag it when you were just getting … Continue reading

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Letters for my son: 14 days ’til college

Advice for the college freshman — I give you (drumroll, please) the Freshman Ten: Don’t consume alcoholic beverages. Not only is it illegal to drink under the age of 21, it’s also, um, a sin! And immoral (leading you to lie, … Continue reading

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Letters for my son: 17 days ’til college

What? Whoa! Time travel? No. Recalibration. We have two extra days before the boy goes to college. His room and roommate assignment arrived in the mail and his move-in date and time are very specifically scheduled. Borrowed time friends, borrowed … Continue reading

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Letters for my son: 22 days ’til college

The boy made a list of items he needs for college. Peppered throughout is his new favorite word: janx. The list includes items such as the following: Shower janx Stain removal Janx Toiletry janx Janx is interchangeable with Junk, or … Continue reading

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