Category Archives: Kidspeak

My Father’s Funeral

  My father died in October 2006, after a good long life and among a large healthy family, so he could have done worse. He managed to acquire three children, four grandchildren, and one great grandchild by then. That was Otto, … Continue reading

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Regarding Henry

   My middle grandson is a big handsome boy. He’s now three years old but he’s always had those traits. A large newborn, a lusty nursling, Henry has thick curling blonde hair, intense blue eyes, button nose, generous mouth, and dimples. … Continue reading

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Kid Prayers

     My parents were not very observant, and although they always belonged to a temple my father expressed consistent distrust of organized religion. Even so, they taught me to pray. Or Mom did, anyway. She helped me memorize that childhood … Continue reading

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The Napple Muses

 When I was around 11 years old, Andy was a handful. He was an outgoing toddler with an active curiosity and the soul of an explorer. Everywhere he went, he asked questions and made friends. And he tried to go … Continue reading

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Egolibrium

     When I was 13, my 10-year old brother asked our dad, “Why is it when I leave my milk out it warms up, and when I don’t eat my soup it cools down?” Dad stopped dunking bread in his … Continue reading

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Sagelings

When I was around 9 years old, I made my father laugh so heartily that I knew what I said was good. We lived in Chula Vista, California. Like other suburban families we drove around a lot. It seemed like … Continue reading

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