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O that I were a glove…

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Why does this pho­to­graph fill me with so much joy? Why does the sight of my younger broth­er hold­ing his new­born daugh­ter Julie make me want to live to be a hun­dred?

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A Child is Born

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On Christmas Eve, Julie kicked and screamed her way through a C-sec­tion, arriv­ing in Indianapolis, a tiny spot on the west­ern hemi­sphere of Planet Earth.

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Bubble

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A child sits at the doorstep of her house with a can of soap in her hand. She’s hap­py but bored, so she puts the can to her lips and blows.

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Mini Meedo

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In nine months, I will be an uncle. While Zena and Tarek read What to Expect When You’re Expecting, I’m hard at work on my list of How To Spoil My Niece (or Nephew) Silly.

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Jad’s Day in the Park

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I’m trans­form­ing my room into an office, and over the past month have been unearthing books, pho­tos, and oth­er bits and pieces of the past. My favorite so far is an essay my then ten-year-old broth­er Jad pre­sent­ed in English class.

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Budida

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Budida is Ryan’s friend. They often play a game where Budida hides some­hwere in the house while Ryan and his mom Celia fol­low the sound of Budida’s hum­ming. Ryan always wins because only he can hear the song.

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