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Dylan Ricker

David W. Ricker | Portrait of Dylan, Age 10

IT WAS A VERY WARM summer’s evening when my son Dylan set out to check his eclectic collection of homemade snares and traps. Along one of our old stone walls, he found a red squirrel in one of his traps.  The squirrel was apparently suffering from heat exhaustion, and was very lethargic. I was washing pots and pans and watched from the kitchen window as Dylan (accompanied by his little […]

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Paul Lamb | The most natural thing in the world

Our long Saturday is nearly done. The fire is out. The boys are in the cabin, and they’ve promised me they won’t sneak out after I’m asleep to get into trouble. Curt seemed to have a fine day, though it’s getting harder for me to read him anymore. He turned fourteen on Thursday, and Kathy made sure that his party was better than the thirteen that came before. It’s been […]

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Wonder of boys | MOON Shine

“The quickest way to create a boy or man who lacks compassion is to judge and shame his feelings.”  ― Michael Gurian “It’s about time that men got a movement. Think about it. Guys can’t play the piano, or dance, or sing. We can’t cry, or be too happy, or show any emotion for that matter. The only thing we have left to us is anger, and even that we […]

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Melodie Corrigall | My birthday boy

TODAY IS THE DAY I am to gird my loins and rescue my grandchild Benjy from his dragon mother. I am stiff, bleary eyed and trembling and earplugs cannot silence the cacophony in my head. Instead of feeling fit and ready, the early morning sun swats my fragile eyes, every muscle aches and my ancient bones creak as I lift myself from my rumpled bed. I stumble towards the bathroom, […]

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