Author: Rick Epstein

A Father's Love Song

My 17-year-old daughter, Sally, was driving to school with me sitting beside her. Roadside mailboxes on posts were whizzing by 10 inches from my face.

Sally and the Plumed Legion

Although she's too old for trick-or-treating, about 10 times this month, my teenage daughter Sally will dress up like a soldier from the Napoleonic wars.

Somebody Called the Cops

Yes, that was my 13-year-old daughter and her two gal pals in the alley between Seventh and Eighth streets, armed with shovels and surrounded by three state troopers...

The Girl We Love to Punish.

Somebody once said, "A student is not a vessel to be filled, but a lamp to be lighted." But when it comes to education, our eighth-grade daughter is neither lamp nor vessel.