Don’t take any child for granted

2022-11-20T08:42:14-05:00November 20th, 2022|Categories: Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

“Don’t have children. For God’s sake. Don’t.” This is from the mother in Raymond Carver’s story “A Small Good Thing.” Her boy, hit by a car, is dying in the hospital. Who can blame her? Or anyone else?Years ago some friends of mine, not long married, said the same. “We’re not having children.”