Conversations with my son: Love WINS


“Before we talk about your day at Kids University, I want to share some really exciting news. Do you remember us talking a while ago about how same-sex couples can’t legally get married in a lot of states? Well, today, the Supreme Court legalized marriage for same-sex couples in the entire United States.”

“That’s exciting!”

“Yeah, it was amazing to go on Facebook today and see everyone talking about love wins and love is what matters.”

“How come they couldn’t get married before?”

“Because there are people who think being in a same-sex relationship isn’t okay. There are some people who think all marriages should only be between a man and a woman.”

“Are you going to marry a girl now?”

“Well, I’m not even dating one. I’ve never dated a girl. But if I met someone I really liked, it could happen.”

“That’s just really nice. Everyone should be able to marry who they love.”


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I’m not a neat freak. But sometimes I just want to clean.

I am not a neat freak. I don’t vacuum my house once a week or once a month or however often you’re supposed to do it.I vacuum when I feel like maybe it might need to be. I let shoes pile up next to the door even though we have cubbies for them. I only…

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Sometimes I even dream about pasta and broccoli.

I can’t stop thinking about food. I wake up in the morning thinking about breakfast, and whether I remembered to make lunch the night before. And since I wake up so late, I think about breakfast on my drive to work. I’m always thinking about the next time I’ll eat, and what I will eat…

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Do you ever feel bad about something that happened decades ago? This is one of those times.

You know what’s super annoying? Feeling bad about things that happened in the past. I’m not even just talking about yesterday, or last week. I’m talking about things that happened before I even hit puberty. I was a child and I still feel bad for some of the mistakes I made. One particular event comes…

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Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank you!

When I went away to college, the plan was to major in English so I could teach high school English. It was my strongest subject and I had an amazing role model. Miss R— was my English teacher during my junior year of high school. I also served as her T.A. during my senior year…

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