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One Enchanted Evening

A Special Storytelling Piece from Our Family Matters Department

Richard Holloway • 8/27/2018

By Richard Holloway - 40 years ago, to the shock of all my friends, I asked the most popular, desirable girl in school out on a date. When I arrived at her house, I noticed in her eyes a slight sadness that had never been evident to me before. Perhaps I should’ve had the presence of mind to ask her about it then.

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One Enchanted Evening

Richard Holloway • 7/6/2018

Some shocking news brings back some tender memories.

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A Special Daughter's Special Night

A Personal Essay from our Family Matters Department

Richard Holloway • 1/1/2018

By Richard Holloway - My daughter is beautiful: she has long, flowing, blonde hair, blue eyes, elegant features, and stands about 5’ 10” tall. She’s now 18, a senior, and this June will be her graduation. It’s a prospect I greet with mixed emotions. She’s autistic and has difficulty with everyday interactions and expressing herself coherently. So in the winter of her junior year, even though the prom was just around the corner, we never imagined she’d go. (A personal essay from our Family Matters department)

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Kendall’s Prom: A Special Daughter’s Special Night

Richard Holloway • 6/30/2016

An young woman with autism celebrates a very special night.

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Saturdays Lost: Revisiting a Bittersweet Ritual

Richard Holloway • 11/18/2015

A son remembers a distant father and the bittersweet ritual that bonded them.

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Don’t Play It Again, Sam: Chance Encounters Can Change Our Lives

Richard Holloway • 3/1/2015

Sometimes chance encounters can change a life.

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After the Anger: Learning to Love an Imperfect Parent

Richard Holloway • 3/14/2013

A man entering his sixties discovers some peculiar markers that signal a retreat from old oppositional habits.

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One Enchanted Evening

A Special Storytelling Piece from Our Family Matters Department

Richard Holloway • 8/27/2018

By Richard Holloway - 40 years ago, to the shock of all my friends, I asked the most popular, desirable girl in school out on a date. When I arrived at her house, I noticed in her eyes a slight sadness that had never been evident to me before. Perhaps I should’ve had the presence of mind to ask her about it then.

Daily Blog

A Special Daughter's Special Night

A Personal Essay from our Family Matters Department

Richard Holloway • 1/1/2018

By Richard Holloway - My daughter is beautiful: she has long, flowing, blonde hair, blue eyes, elegant features, and stands about 5’ 10” tall. She’s now 18, a senior, and this June will be her graduation. It’s a prospect I greet with mixed emotions. She’s autistic and has difficulty with everyday interactions and expressing herself coherently. So in the winter of her junior year, even though the prom was just around the corner, we never imagined she’d go. (A personal essay from our Family Matters department)

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Family Matters

One Enchanted Evening

Richard Holloway • 7/6/2018

Some shocking news brings back some tender memories.

Magazine Article

Family Matters

Kendall’s Prom: A Special Daughter’s Special Night

Richard Holloway • 6/30/2016

An young woman with autism celebrates a very special night.

Magazine Article

Family Matters

Saturdays Lost: Revisiting a Bittersweet Ritual

Richard Holloway • 11/18/2015

A son remembers a distant father and the bittersweet ritual that bonded them.

Magazine Article

Family Matters

Don’t Play It Again, Sam: Chance Encounters Can Change Our Lives

Richard Holloway • 3/1/2015

Sometimes chance encounters can change a life.

Magazine Article

Family Matters

After the Anger: Learning to Love an Imperfect Parent

Richard Holloway • 3/14/2013

A man entering his sixties discovers some peculiar markers that signal a retreat from old oppositional habits.

Magazine Article
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Richard Holloway, PhD, is a professor, associate chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and associate dean for student affairs emeritus at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He maintains a practice as a licensed marriage and family therapist.