Smell Like Teen Spirit
August 26, 2015
It is the summer before the summer before college for my soon-to-be senior. My kids are lined up like tennis balls at the base of a ball machine chute. Before I know it — WHOOSH! ….WHOOSH! They’ll be gone.
August 5, 2015
The kids were crying and hugging each other, declaring “Love you!” whenever one of them piled their belongings into a parent’s car or a New York City taxi to leave for home. Their heartbreak was palpable, their connection undeniable. I was watching this going on around me as I sat on the bench last weekend outside […]
July 14, 2015
But I thought that the visit interrupted the natural flow of their scarce time away from home, when kids discover who they are when they’re not with their parents.
June 28, 2015
There are three things you will see on every college tour, and two of them are pretty much the same. One matters the most.
June 19, 2015
I was surprised when my son invited me to the creative writing class presentation. This from a kid who, over the years, has stood in my home office surrounded by boxes of my books and declared, “Mom, I don’t know how you can be a writer. I hate writing.”
March 23, 2015
About all anyone at the retreat knew about me is that my name is Jennifer, I am from New Jersey, and I prefer the meat-eater’s line at the buffet.
January 6, 2015
I was travelling two hours by subway, bus, and car to watch 4 minutes and 52 seconds of sports.