“You can’t make them read it”

“Maybe I’ll root for Ohio State. . . .”

Raised or flat
Which lid do you choose? Taylor K. Vecsey

I wasn’t just thrown secretly into a panic; I was aghast

A sign that it was time once again to go gathering

Two kids is no joke
Violet, left, and Theo, the writer's two children

Nature was so much with them

“There was a time and now it’s all gone by”

One of the pleasures of being a parent is helping with school projects

“I know,” I said, “I’ll read you some of my columns.”