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Devon Obrien

Of Lice and Men: V

Devon O'Brien | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Devon O'Brien

Our first date was set for a Friday at a steak place downtown. My first meet and greet of my virtual dating career.

Of Lice and Men: IV

Devon O'Brien | Posted 11.03.2012 | Parents
Devon O'Brien

The way some people, upon hearing of a bank robbery or a murder, feel unaccountably guilty -- so I, as soon as Errol was sent home, felt itchy. Yet, was mine a real or a phantom infestation?

Of Lice and Men: III

Devon O'Brien | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
Devon O'Brien

"How dare she put my hair in a rubber band," Cole muttered once we were alone. After his diagnosis, we walked dejectedly through the school parking lot and on our way to the car.

Of Lice and Men: II

Devon O'Brien | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
Devon O'Brien

The school nurse caught some hair in a comb and the two of us leaned in, peering into the numberless strands. Our faces were side by side, within kissing distance. I had not been this close to another grown up for a whole year. It was intimate and weird.

Of Lice and Men: I

Devon O'Brien | Posted 10.28.2012 | Parents
Devon O'Brien

"I know you're going to hate getting this call," she began, "But, your son's in the office. He can't go back to class." "What-? Why-?" "We found lice on him."

Of Lice and Men

Devon O'Brien | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents
Devon O'Brien

Allow me to begin at the beginning. I am a single mom. This is the story of our lousy year.