Many of you are preparing for graduations this time of the year – we have two. Our daughter is moving from middle school to high school and our son is graduating from high school.

My newspaper column this week talks about all of this, with a poem I wrote for grads, and also for parents.

But there’s something else I wanted to share. When our son was about one, he started climbing up into a green chair I have – a seat from the long gone baseball stadium Comiskey Park in Chicago. As he grew, that chair remained a favorite of his, so I started taking photos of him every time he climbed it. The tradition continues to this day – and here, set to a beautiful song from the new Christopher Cross album, is what growing up looks like… congratulations to all this grad season – good luck to everyone.

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