Summer has officially ended in CA. Not because of weather, because seasons are irrelevant here, but school starts tomorrow. Mothers and fathers throughout the state are as elated as their kids. Structure has arrived!

So, at a neighborhood party this past weekend all conversation revolved around school, despite the fact that neither my husband and I are teachers nor do we have children who attend.… ...

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Recently I voiced a line in my writers’ group that astonished me in its insightful clarity: I colored between the lines for twelve years because my father was the principal of the school I attended.

(wait there’s more: I must embellish and ¬†amend this written account of the moment to give equal time to my mother) Before that I colored in the lines because my mother was my tutor and purchaser of my school supplies. ¬†… ...

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