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Author Archive | Sarah Martin Hood


Like Riding a Bike

Half his life ago, my friend Ross sent Colt a sweet bike for this 4th birthday. I remember thinking what a huge upgrade it was in size and skill from the tricycle and ride-on toys he’d had before that — and a “big bike” was so far in the future I know I never even […]

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A Civilian Salute

I’ve been watching my parents salute the flag my entire life. For years, I’ve attended promotions and graduations and retirements and other ceremonies, and there they were. In formation and in uniform. I am thoroughly accustomed to thinking of my parents this way, as soldiers. It has been my reality since my earliest memories. But […]

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