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Map of Iran on an old-fashioned globe

Several months after the Iran hostage crisis began in 1979, I participated with other clergy in a humanitarian mission to visit the captives. 

Erlanger family

At 10, Jeff Erlanger appeared on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” in his wheelchair. I recently asked Jeff’s parents about how they raised such a competent and loving son.

The author with his husband and their sons

Eighteen years ago it was not that common for gay men to become parents. My husband and I had few role models and a hard time finding diaper bags designed for men.

The author's son and grandson at a Little League baseball field

The small, quiet moments we spend with loved ones are precious and personal and powerful, and often, we do not realize time's beauty or meaning until later in life.