For Nathan — Dad’s First Grade

By rickColosimo / January 11, 2013 /

  Dear Nathan,   When I was in first grade, I was 6 at the beginning of school in September and turned 7 in the middle of the year. That was in 1974. I lived in a town called Spencerport, NY, with Grandpa Tom and Grandma Katie. (Uncle Jim was not born yet!). We had…

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My fear looks like this

By rickColosimo / January 4, 2013 /

I wrote this back in August 2012. It needed to sit a while to take the edge off. I couldn’t even read it to edit it. -Rick   Recognizing it:  I just watched the Seattle Children’s Hospital “Stronger” video. It took me a while to recover from the emotion of the first 41 seconds. I…

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What does fear look like?

By rickColosimo / January 4, 2013 /

We’re all afraid of things. Some real – heart attacks; some distant – terrorists; some vague – the lizard brain’s resistance to change; some too real and terrible to ever really be acknowledged. This post is about that kind of fear. Another parent (and here, “parent” is a term of art meaning a parent of a…

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A recipe for …?

By rickColosimo / August 4, 2011 /

Tom said: What you need is someone who is interesting, dynamic, can handle your craziness, and is not psycho. That’s a tall order. This will be on the test. 🙂

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