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The future is far away and scary, but today is lovely.

Adrian H. Wood, PhD


THE QUESTION MY SON ASKED AFTER THE ISTANBUL ATTACK

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
THE QUESTION MY SON ASKED AFTER THE ISTANBUL ATTACK

View on Babble (https://www.babble.com/parenting/the-simple-question-my-son-asked-about-istanbul-attacks/) “What did they ever do to him?” my 10-year-old son asked me yesterday, after reading a headline about the attack in Istanbul. His question was rhetorical, but genuine; he wanted an answer to explain the unbelievable devastation — a child’s view of retribution in his otherwise perfect world. A world where the primitive minds of children rule; an eye for an eye and one ..

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Membership

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Membership

Membership To what clubs do you belong? To what groups are you a member? These aloof questions often travel on an undercurrent of snobbery; the most elite tout their social connections and the memberships indicate little more than the fact you have filled out long applications, traced blood lines, and handed over some cash. That's easy for me to say since I belong to none except our local country club and we inherited that membership though for $1,000 anyone can join and play tenni ..

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Lessons from Dory's Parents

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Lessons from Dory's Parents

I was ready for the wave of emotion that would likely overtake me when my three oldest children and I ventured to see the story of Finding Dory. It did not disappoint and I if I did not have nerves of steel, I would have been a puddle. Not to mention that I was distracted by the fact that my oldest son looked embarrassed to be with me after a girl citing, a blessing in disguise as I likely would have slid out of my seat on a wave of hysterical tears. I didn't though; instead, I w ..

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Snapshots

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (1)
Snapshots

The days are long but the years are short, they told me. Those days of babies and toddlers were exceedingly long and in hindsight, simultaneously zipped by me unaware. How had that happened? The time flies, has flown, and those days of clutching toddlers with sticky hands are a distant memory. Time flies. I miss those days and those little people. I miss chubby bellies, squishy legs, rolly arms, and gurgling drool filled smiles. I miss play pens and baby pools, days filled o ..

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A Letter to The Girl That Loves Amos

Monday, June 20, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (2)
A Letter to The Girl That Loves Amos

A Letter to The Girl That Loves Amos Everyone deserves to be adored and my Amos has had his fair share of admirers. Most are from afar and he gives little notice to those that crow for his attention. I am likely his biggest fan and because he depends on me to interpret his expressions or utterances for food and water or the movie Cars and his blankie, he greets me quite cheerfully. While I adore being the object of his affection, I can't help but wonder will it always just be me? Th ..

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Raising Sons To Be Fathers

Saturday, June 18, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
Raising Sons To Be Fathers

Who Are We Raising Our Sons To Be? I often ponder the over arching philosophy that guides my parenting. It seems mine has been one of neutrality, particularly with my oldest son. I catered to his sensitivity when others were advocating for a good spanking and I loved and nurtured him much like I did my baby dolls. He has turned out pretty well, thus far, yet still I wonder. What are my dreams for him? I'd like him to be scholar, a young man that can quote Thoreau or ..

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The Father Named Josh

Saturday, June 18, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (4)
The Father Named Josh

I knew him as a friend, not my friend this time though he grew to be one of my most treasured. No, he belonged to my husband and I remember their friendship before I remembered either of them. They were both from Raleigh, roommates at times in college and I spent a great deal at the address of 6 Dixie (for those students on the wrong side of tracks, there was no need to add Trail). Yes, for at least two semesters, my friends and I made our way to that location each and every Thursday. There  ..

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What Constitutes An Accident?

Friday, June 17, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (0)
What Constitutes An Accident?

As long as we walk the earth, accidents will happen. They happen all around us every single day and some hit home more than others. Just this week, most of us have been affected by the news of a two year old killed by an alligator at Disney World. My family had stayed at that resort one night and watched a movie near that beach; we have our own lovely two year old. It seemed to be a terrible accident to me, but there are those that attest it wasn't an accident. Evidently alligators roam ..

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Why I'm Hugging My 2-Year-Old a Little Tighter Today

Thursday, June 16, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (1)
Why I'm Hugging My 2-Year-Old a Little Tighter Today

View on Babble (http://www.babble.com/parenting/after-hearing-the-story-of-the-alligator-at-disney-im-hugging-my-2-year-old-a-little-bit-tighter-today/) This morning, just like all of us, I woke to more heart-wrenching news from Orlando: A 2-year-old boy was missing after being pulled into the water by an alligator, while playing on a beach at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. My heart stopped. Just 2 years old, I keep thinking. He was only 2 years old. I myself have a ..

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Return To Sender

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Adrian H. Wood Comments (1)
Return To Sender

Return To Sender Your silence is deafening, I lamented. Perhaps I spoke too soon. I had hoped you were perhaps a better version of myself. I long to sit quietly, reserved like the mother I strive to emulate but fail to mimic. My words come before my silence and though I try to weigh them carefully, I struggle to remain quiet in the midst of a raging storm. My own volatile temper competes with the dark clouds, the threatening hail and wind, my personality rivals the greatest hurricane sp ..

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