With a broken-down oven, in a hotel kitchen, on an uninhabited island
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Kent Hoffman is a father. He is also a psychotherapist with Marycliff Institute in Spokane, Washington. He is very much interested in responses to this piece, especially from parents (Marycliff Institute, 807 West Seventh Avenue, Spokane, Washington 99204).
The way we hold our children is the way we hold our future.
Kent Hoffman sent us a copy of Tillie Olsen’s “I Stand Here Ironing.” This unsparing but tender story, he wrote, “is a very dramatic description of what I have attempted to say.”
Kent T. Hoffman