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    • I Once Was Lost

      “As we walked to the car I had one girl on either side of me. Emma, who was holding my left hand, was humming and swinging my hand back and forth as we walked. Zoë, who was holding my right hand, was stomping in every puddle that came within range, coating the right side of my pant legs with a heavy layer of slush. It was just one of those perfect moments where everything makes sense, even if only for a second or two…”

    • The Island of the Colorblind

      “‘So,’ I ask, ‘when you explain to your new ‘friends’ why we got divorced, what exactly do you tell them?’ And the words come, well-rehearsed, as if she’s reading from a brochure…”

    • Family Photos 2008: The Quilt

      “It was cold.
      It was very cold.
      We knew it would be cold.
      We didn’t know it would be that cold.”

    • The Lord’s [Mid-Century Modern] House

      “A while back I scored a box full of back issues of The Improvement Era (the official magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1897 to 1970), including almost every issue from 1950-1970. As you might expect, it is a treasure trove of mid-century design awesomeness, and the April 1959 issue, with its full-color insert highlighting contemporary church architecture, is especially sweet…”

    • Family Photos 2008: The Rest

      “We finally got the rest of the photos from what Zoë still refers to as ‘THE COLDEST PHOTOSHUTE [sic] IN HISTORY.’ And, just like the first batch, they came out beautifully…”