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Christl’s Résumé as a Mom

Her applications got no response, so I asked her to let me rewrite her resume.

Christl dancing outside our duplex, circa 1981, with the ’68 Dart in the background. Photo: Gerald Grow

By 1981, our son was ready to go to preschool to be with friends, and Christl was ready for a job that would allow her to get out of the house and be around adults.

Christl was so smart and disciplined that she could do almost anything. But in her free-spirited…




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Gerald Grow

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Gerald Grow is a retired journalism professor, cartoonist, and photographer. More at

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