“It would be okay if I got a shot today,” he announced this morning, hopping on one leg and peering at me with his head cocked sideways. Above Photo: David K, Creative Commons cc license “Oh! Well, good job. I don’t think you’ll need a shot today, though. It’s just a dentist check up,” I…

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A dear one in my life stutters when she’s nervous and I get it. I look her deep in the eyes, still all my outward movement, and patiently wait. I want my steady focus to assure her I’m listening, because I completely understand. Photo: LeBrvn, Creative Commons, cc license When I was younger, my words…

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