Category Archives: grandparents

What’s Your Morbid Hobby?

Life is full of “which is worse” scenarios. There’s the “death by fire” or “death by ice.” Here it is in the poem “Fire and Ice,” as could only have been written by the great American poet Robert Frost: Some … Continue reading

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What You Didn’t Know about Grandma

Life is full of “which is worse” scenarios. There’s the “death by fire” or “death by ice.” Here it is in the poem “Fire and Ice,” as could only have been written by the great American poet Robert Frost: Some … Continue reading

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Truth or Mom?

As a college writing teacher, my students were required to write essays that would answer the question: Is it ever okay to lie? Paper after paper my students would write “Yes” and go on to support their answers. I knew … Continue reading

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Grandmas, Abuelitos, Sabas and Nanas: On Grandparents’ Day

Will you be called Grandma, Granny, Grandpa, Gramps, Granddad, Papa or Nana? Will you be Bubba, Abuelito, Abuelita, Safta or Saba or Grandmama? Or Biggy or PeaPa or another unique name because that’s what they can pronounce? It’s an exciting … Continue reading

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