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Daily Archives: June 28th, 2009

Bessie Huey, and the Lost Factory

  Bessie Huey was a fixture of the working-class Pennsylvania neighborhood where my husband spent his childhood. Bessie used to show up now and then at my husband’s house, which was filled with children, boarders, relatives, cats, and dogs. Boo, hoo. Boo, hoo, Bessie would cry. I saw you all sitting around the table last night and […]

The Yin and Yang of Childhood

  Does a child need both a mother and father in his life? Many people today say, ‘Not quite.’ I was trying yesterday to explain to a friend who is a passionate supporter of same-sex marriage why the answer is yes, but the reasons are so abstract as to be almost unreachable. Many common sense truths, what C.S. Lewis called […]