A Special Storytelling Piece from Our Family Matters Department
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.
One Enchanted Evening
Some shocking news brings back some tender memories.
A Personal Essay from our Family Matters Department
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)
Kendall’s Prom: A Special Daughter’s Special Night
An young woman with autism celebrates a very special night.
Saturdays Lost: Revisiting a Bittersweet Ritual
A son remembers a distant father and the bittersweet ritual that bonded them.
Don’t Play It Again, Sam: Chance Encounters Can Change Our Lives
Sometimes chance encounters can change a life.
After the Anger: Learning to Love an Imperfect Parent
A man entering his sixties discovers some peculiar markers that signal a retreat from old oppositional habits.