Monthly Archives: August 2010

A MOVING EXPERIENCE

My daughter Jody was on the phone last week speaking to the manager of the company that was moving her from Denver, Colorado, to Kirksville, Missouri, where she will soon be starting medical school. Her words (I’m paraphrasing) struck many chords, some clear and sweet, some strident. One thought was that at her age I’d only moved a couple of times. Our family moved to the northern suburbs of Chicago when I was too little to remember, then lived in the same house for decades. I moved away to college in Boston and then to Colorado, but I had no furniture. Moving meant throwing a suitcase into the trunk of my old car. When I moved to Australia I still didn’t own any furniture worth moving. (Goodwill and Salvation Army donations reduced my possessions to a backpack and a few boxes.) Continue reading

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