Questions That Keep Parents Up At Night

I’ve had the good fortune of having a recent article published in the Washington Post.

It relates a moment when I fielded a somewhat complex late night question from my then 6-year-old son. As I think about it now, I am grateful for the thread that has helped me to navigate parenting, jazz, and life in general – improvisation (that thing many musicians revert to when confronted with an actual piece of sheet music).

Please find the article here: https://wapo.st/31KXfX6

Dylan (editor 1), Reggie (editor 2), Elijah (13 yrs later), Me (also 13 yrs later)

4 thoughts on “Questions That Keep Parents Up At Night

  1. Hi Ed, As always, great, heartwarming and funny all at the same time ! Congratulations!

    All the best, Elizabeth Cantor

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. Hi Ed- Love this, and cannot believe the family photo of your grown up children! Josh, my husband, has a couple gigs coming up. If you and Reggie like to venture to this part of Westchester, I can send you the details. Please say hello to Reggie and the kids from me. Cathy

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  3. Greetings, Ed, across 40 years, from your Waverly Street roommate. It’s been great to “hear” your “voice” again. It’s a voice that still comes through with unmistakable clarity in your posts.

    I agree with Elijah: “No one really knows” is often the best answer. In our family, I have a reputation for stating things forcefully. But I try to add this coda to my pronouncements, and I’ve told Megan I want it carved on my tombstone: “Of course, I could be completely wrong…” Cheers! — Jim

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About Ed Manning

Father. Husband. Writer. Songwriter. Pianist (careful how you say that). Market research, Technology Biz Dev and Sales. Aspiring (aspirating) Triathlete.