Five years later, some further reflection on aging and legacies — wait, there’s more!
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Pulling Through the Pandemic
“Wait. You say there’s been a global pandemic, and we’re all affected? I didn’t know! ” — the pandemic is coming to an end, we think. But it hasn’t all been negative over the past year …
How Much Does a 4-Year-Old Know?
Published February 21, 2020 in Warp & Woof How Much Does a 4-Year-Old Know? Well, At Least My Grandson … William Sundwick He does love to talk! From the moment his dad dropped him off Friday afternoon, duffel bag stuffed with changes of clothes and toys, until we took him back homeContinue reading “How Much Does a 4-Year-Old Know?”
Am I Old Yet?
Published January 17, 2020 in Warp & Woof Am I Old Yet? An Update William Sundwick Warp & Woof has seen other pieces about getting old. It seems I owe the reader an update from time to time. I am now mid-way through my fifth year of retirement. I wouldn’t contest the rationale for myContinue reading “Am I Old Yet?”
Mira and Her Big Brother
Published October 4, 2019 in Warp & Woof Mira and Her Big Brother Grandchildren in the World William Sundwick When they first come into the world, they have no idea what’s in store for them. And it will be a long time before they have much influence over it. They do, however, influence us, theirContinue reading “Mira and Her Big Brother”
Staying Anchored and Marking Time
Published January 31, 2019 in Warp & Woof Staying Anchored and Marking Time The Meaning of Routines William Sundwick About two years ago, I wrote a post for Warp & Woof called “Celebrating Banality.” It was a defense of the banal, quotidian routines in life. They were contrasted with the relatively rare moments of exhilarationContinue reading “Staying Anchored and Marking Time”
Published July 19, 2018 in Warp & Woof School’s Out! Even Family Day Care Gets Summer Vacation William Sundwick It happens every year. This is Owen’s second summer vacation from the family day care provider in his neighborhood. Grampa and GiGi volunteered to take three days out of the facility’s five-day closure. We played, weContinue reading “School’s Out!”
Who Am I, and How Did I Get Here?
Published April 26, 2018 in Warp & Woof Who Am I, and How Did I Get Here? Rare Reflection on Origins and Motivation William Sundwick What is my earliest childhood memory? It’s hard to say. Experiences from early childhood can sometimes be counterfeit. But one that I identified years ago, when my parents were stillContinue reading “Who Am I, and How Did I Get Here?”
When It All Comes to an End
Published August 3, 2017 in Warp & Woof When It All Comes to an End … Grandfatherly Affection for a Very Young Grandchild William Sundwick I’ve read much about the pros and cons of a late start raising a family. Often, these pieces are aimed at young women, with the best of intentions. There areContinue reading “When It All Comes to an End”