RACHEL TOALSON

Author, poet, humorist, avid reader.

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RACHEL TOALSON

Author, poet, humorist, avid reader.

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A Meditation on Time: a Short Essay

My youngest son, who just turned 3, has been a little clingy lately, waking up with night terrors, begging to sleep with us. He follows me around the house like he doesn’t want to let me out of his sight, like he’s afraid to be alone. Something has frightened him—it’s...

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The Joke’s On You: an April Fools’ Tale

April Fools’ Day is always a fun time in our home. I live with a bunch of pranksters, which means they keep me on my toes all day. No one is safe this day—not even Mama. Every year, I painstakingly contemplate what kind of tricks I’d like to play on my kids. Here are...

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On Joy: an Essay

Just a few days ago, I got a precious letter from a reader, thanking me for one of my essays. She found it because she was looking, because she’d just lost two babies, twins, and she needed some comfort. I have written many versions of this story, about the daughter...

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