Happy Mother's Day!
Each year at about this time some nice woman will approach me and say, "I loved your Mother's Day column." At first this perplexed me; it had been some time since I'd actually written a Mother's Day column. But eventually I realized that, through the everyday miracle of the Internet, a column that I'd written for Newsweek entitled "Goodbye Dr. Spock" kept making the rounds to commemorate the day.
I rarely re-read my own work, and, despite the rubric of my Newsweek column, I almost never feel that I've produced The Last Word on anything. But every once in a great while I look at something and think, well, I can't do any better than that. This is one of those times and so, instead of trying to write something new for Mother's Day, I pass this along with my best wishes for all of you getting handmade crayon cards and picture frames made from popsicle sticks.
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