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On the Bleacher

Posted on September 12, 2012

On the last night of the DNC I want to hear the President’s speech but for the next few days I’m watching my sister’s two sons, ten and twelve, in Mandeville, an enclave across Lake Pontchartrain that’s twenty-five miles from my house in New Orleans. My nephews have soccer practice. My husband and son and I lived in this community in the nineties until we fled back to the city. Our son, now twenty-two, played on these same fields. I miss him more lately than usual. Maybe because he’s a senior in Austin and about to be released from sixteen years of school that held him not still but in its grip. What will he do next and how far away is he moving?…