Tag: friendship

Aren't You A Little Short To Be A Stormtrooper? The Passing of the Armor to A Bullied Little Girl

Aren't You A Little Short To Be A Stormtrooper? The Passing of the Armor to A Bullied Little Girl
Allison used to love to go to school.  But two years ago, when her big sister moved on from elementary school to junior high, Allison found herself alone when she became the target of relentless bullying. Allison is eleven years old.  She loves Spiderman and Star Wars.  The other kids mock her for carrying a... Read more »

A Sensory Meltdown at the Ice Show: A Tale of Two Friends

On Saturday morning, C popped into my room, dragging her enormous stuffed bunny, clad in flannel pajamas. “When do I skate in the show?  How many hours?” she asked, before I could even say good morning. “Not until tonight,” I said.  “Not for ten more hours.”  The previous night, C had nearly exploded with joy... Read more »

A Letter to My Twenty-Year-Old Self on My Fortieth Birthday

A Letter to My Twenty-Year-Old Self on My Fortieth Birthday
Dear 20-year-old me, Happy Birthday!  You are enjoying an unseasonably warm day in Evanston as you celebrate two decades of life.  I am writing to you from 20 years in your future, in the midst of what is the most severe winter in my (and your) existence.  On this, the eve of our fortieth birthday, I... Read more »
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