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Oregon Thanksgiving

We always arrive at night—November days darken early in Oregon. Despite the chill, the beam of the lighthouse draws us down toward the beach, and the unseen music of the waves welcomes us.  I was 12 the year the lighthouse … Continue reading

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On crabs, castles, kids, and letting go

It was the last day of our beach vacation at Sandbridge, Virginia—the last night that my two young-adult children and I would be together for several months. Rachel was heading to college in Ohio, and Nicolas was just starting to … Continue reading

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