Monthly Archives: November 2016

Modern Family 

As my dad finished saying the blessing at Thanksgiving dinner, he paused just long enough after “This might be our last Thanksgiving…” to create an awkward moment for those of us around the table. Was Carl about to get morbid? … Continue reading

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Check Mate 

​“Would the parent of Henry Fry please report to the judges’ table?” That’s one of the last things you want to hear while at your son’s chess tournament; but this is the announcement that greeted me as I entered the … Continue reading

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Radical Acceptance at Fry Lodge 

In one of our recent end-of-day conversations, Kristine introduced me to the concept of radical acceptance. For some reason I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind, and I think it’s a good approach to life for … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Teacher Conference 

I remember the first time I accompanied my parents to a teacher conference at St. Mary’s Elementary. I was petrified with fear, knowing that Sister Philip was sure to deliver an unflattering report on my behavior. To my shock and … Continue reading

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