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September 13, 2019

We couldn’t tell anyone that night what, or who, was on our mind. So you felt like a little secret that we (cautiously optimistically) celebrated with each raised glass.

July 11, 2019

This is my favorite time and place.

June 10, 2019

You know those people? People who talk about their kids all of the time?

They go on about some milestone their son or daughter has overcome or is working toward. Sitting up. Smiling. Crawling. Talking. Walking. Algebra.

You know. Those people.

When they ask, “Wanna see a...

May 30, 2019

Most babies lay their heads on their mother's chest when they're being rocked in these sweet, quiet moments. Or so I'm told. But not you. You, my son, look up, down, left, right—eager to explore.

April 19, 2019

Today, I did what parents do. I was ill-prepared. But I survived. And, what's more so did you!

4:22 p.m.    A text from day care lights up my phone. “Gabriel has a fever of 103.3”

                   I look up and share the news with my colleagues. “This is...

December 31, 2018

Gabriel Levi,

    I want to tell you something before I forget. There are dishes and laundry to be done, and a fridge that is in desperate need of being restocked after 10 days of hosting family. But I want to share this thought before it slips away.

    You, m...

November 8, 2018

        It’s the morning after an election and I’m in the same state I always am 12 hours after the polls close. I’m sleepy but thankful.

        This post-election daze—after covering another nail-bi...

October 5, 2018

            It all happened in just two weeks. Well, it was actually 13 hours shy of two weeks from the moment a friend text me about an expectant mother looking for an adoptive home for her baby to the moment we met Gabriel Levi....

July 29, 2018

This is how a little idea backed by a hugely generous community resulted in Tales and Ales, a storytelling event in Loudoun County, Virginia.

    I’ve always loved a good story. Years before I was writing stories, I was listening to them. My parents would often hav...

July 11, 2018

This column, Margaret's Musings, appears regularly in Loudoun Now.

 When I was a child, my mother taught me a lesson about telling the truth that I’ve never forgotten.

         Born in England in 1937, I grew up in the shadow of war-torn Europe during World War II.  I wa...

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