Travelling Mercies
Practicing with Children

Travelling Mercies

–By Wallace Smith When I was a kid, we had a station wagon, not unlike the family truckster that is a highlight of the National Lampoon’s “Vacation” movie. Ours was brown, with an early version of do-it-yourself stick-on reflective window tinting. My favorite seat was the pop-up seat in the way back (and if you … Continue reading

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Wherein I Break the First Rule of Spy Club
Practicing Parents

Wherein I Break the First Rule of Spy Club

~by Elizabeth Dilley The first rule of Spy Club is: Don’t talk about Spy Club. Those of us whose parents worked in counter-intelligence have weird notions about honesty and transparency. When people hear that my father worked in military counter-intelligence and that he trained interrogators, they often say something like, “Wow, bet that made high … Continue reading