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New Day’s Resolution+

Today is a sad day … the day the Christmas lights come down. If it were up to me, I’d...

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Listening to the Menfolk+

The words flowed with ease between my dad and his uncle. They sat on folding chairs on either side of...

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Advent for Ignoramuses+

I could have called this “Advent for Dummies,” but I’m not writing for dummies, and I might be hassled for...

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Surf’s Up, Dad’s Down+

There are waves breaking out front. I can hear them from my house. It has been flat out there for...

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8 Ways to Be More Human This Season+

And so it begins … the mad rush of Christmas shopping. The rounds of gatherings with family and friends and...

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My Breaking Bad Binge+

Breaking Bad began with a respected teacher and ended with a proud monster. “I originally pitched it to the studio...

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Care for the Caregivers+

In the movie Away from Her (2006), Fiona, having been recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, prepares her husband with information about...

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Yes, I’m Seeing Someone+

Six years ago, I stood in a softly carpeted hallway with my hand resting on a cold doorknob. I was...

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Invisible Pain+

This is Kristina Arielle Calco. She was a straight-A student. She ran track, played tennis and volleyball, swam, and was...

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Moments of Goodbye+

I remember the first time I saw the Pacific Ocean. I crept toward it nervously, eyes round with wonder —...

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