Author: Kirk Pinho

Kirk Pinho's most recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Journal, Thin Air Magazine, Everyday Genius, The Chariton Review, Atticus Review, The Offending Adam, and Tuscaloosa Runs This: An eBook of Tuscaloosa Writers, among others.


My daughter will be 19 months old this month. She did something akin to Monty Python’s silly walk a couple weeks ago while my dad was visiting. She has also been talking for what feels like forever now, including her saying name, which she learned to do months ago. Here is a sample dialogue:

“Evie, what’s your name?”

“What’s Papa’s name?”


“What’s Mama’s name?”


“What’s Frankie’s [the dog's] name?”


You get the point. It’s adorable.


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