I have an essay coming out in “Facts and Arguments” in the Globe on Wednesday – making it about two dozen since the first in 1994. 900 – 1000 words is such a good snappy length – make your point and move on. If only more papers and magazines were interested in the personal essay – between me and my students, we’d have hundreds ready to go. This one is about my children, as many have been, and strangely, that very day my dear ex-husband and his wife will be in town, coming here for dinner with the kids. I’m going to tell him that this is a common event, that articles about our children appear weekly.