What Do We Tell Our Children Today?

My family’s feelings range from disheartened to sickened today. My son Matt, my husband Mark and I are having dinner at home tonight to talk about how and why Donald Trump became our president. Emma will Skype from school. We will make ourselves feel better by talking about a Donald Trump presidency being temporary and how
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Aunt Maureen with her children Tommy and Suzanne

The Wise Man

My Aunt Maureen died last month. After the eulogy, we were quiet. Some of us got hives, some got bone tired, some put their sadness in a box, storing it for another time. In her home we returned to our safe routines, telling jokes, crazy-but-true family stories, and cleaning. We are really good at cleaning.
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