Not long ago, I stood with my nine-year old daughter Jade on a rocky knoll over the ocean near our home. Minutes earlier, the sun’s orange disk had slipped below the horizon. In the distance, San Francisco began to glow. Much further away, starlit pinpoints began poking through the darkening dome overhead. We watched a clan of turkey vultures execute spiraling descents before settling for the night in a eucalyptus tree. As we began our own short descent toward home, it seemed as good a time as any to tell Jade the Universe Story, that grand saga of everything. Many don't realize that the story of everything can be told anywhere, in an hour or less. Every place has the makings for a dynamic retelling. And home turf is often best. 

http://scottsampson.blogspot.com/2012/07/mothers-all-way-down.html

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