Category Archives: Parenting

  1. Essay on James Joyce and Christmas

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    February 17, 2019 by bhjames78

    I have an essay titled “Holiday Parties and the Dead” up at Connotation Press: An Online Artifact. You can check …
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  2. Funtown: A Have/Have Not Story

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    March 31, 2018 by bhjames78

    It’s been pretty warm lately, so yesterday we decided to take the boys to the park. We loaded up some …
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  3. Our Two-year-old May Be Winning

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    October 30, 2017 by bhjames78

    Liz and I have been teachers for, collectively, over twenty years. A strength we have each developed over those years …
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  4. WHICH WAY IS DISTANCE: HOW TO TAKE A CAR RIDE WITH YOUR KIDS

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    August 26, 2017 by bhjames78

    Take the smaller car. The one that you, your wife, your four-year-old, and your two-year-old barely fit into. The one …
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  5. Water that Smelled Like Poop: A Summer Wish List

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    July 25, 2017 by bhjames78

    In seven days, summer will be over. Seven weeks ago, the time seemed unlimited. At that time, we made a …
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  6. This is What Happens When Two English Teachers Raise a Child

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    June 27, 2017 by bhjames78

    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TWO ENGLISH TEACHERS RAISE A CHILD:   4-year-old, to preschool teacher, upon arrival Monday morning: …
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  7. Conversations with a Four-year-old

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    June 19, 2017 by bhjames78

    VARIOUS UNRELATED LINES OF DIALOGUE FROM CONVERSATIONS WITH A 4-YEAR-OLD:   4-year-old, to parents: “I read in the newspaper yesterday …
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