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Wake to your dreams, dear graduate

Wake to your dreams, dear graduate

My daughter Emmali [emma ⋅ lee] just finished her spring finals and is now officially a college senior! Seems like only yesterday I woke her so she’d be on time for the last day of high school. I think this letter that I wrote to her three years ago will...
Mischief times two

Mischief times two

(The toddler in this story that was originally published in the Dallas Morning News, April 10, 2004, has since morphed into a tween-ager and the dog has been reincarnated into a Heinz 57 mix three times the size of Buster; the tween and her King, however, are still...
Blankie Bliss

Blankie Bliss

The blankies in this photo were once well-loved by my daughters. Today, as I see my newborn grandson swaddled in a blanket with a design of eyeglass-wearing bears all over it, I wonder if it will be the one that becomes his favorite blankie. I know that his daddy, my...