Mike Smedley

To savor kids’ many seasons, live in the now

Every morning, I sit at the kitchen table with an alarming level of gratitude for coffee, while gazing out at the two crab apple trees we planted when Col was just a wobbly ride-along.

These trees are the very definition of dynamic. In spring, they erupt into a pink riot of petaled fluff. Next, a prolific hatch of shiny green leaves fool...

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