CERTAINLY His

I remember the moment with a mixture of pride-filled validation as well as shame. I had just arrived back at school after a morning pre-Kindergarten field trip with my five-year-old son. As the children were set loose on the playground to let out their wiggles, one of my son’s sweet classmates cuddled up against myContinue reading “CERTAINLY His”

AGREEABLY His

“Johnathan! Why did you just stick your tongue out at me?” Rachel yelled. “I didn’t!” he replied indignantly. “I was just stretching it!” And there it is, folks — a disagreement in the Carlson household. Let’s just admit it and face it: our world is ripe with disagreements these days. I don’t know about you,Continue reading “AGREEABLY His”

PRESENTLY His

I sit in front of the keyboard today with its blinking cursor and I just cry. Part of me wants to start writing and never stop, to experience some great catharsis. A different part of me wants to avoid writing altogether, and succumb to this numbing experience of quarantine and isolation. Am I the onlyContinue reading “PRESENTLY His”