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There are years. Then there are YEARS. For most of us, the differentiating factor is individual. Job loss? Loss of a family member? Total annihilation of everything you held dear? These … more
If there was one bright spot in 2020 — aside, of course, from the white, hot flames of the Dumpster fire that was this year — the pandemic puppy deserves to steal the crown. I use the term … more
For most families this time of year there are traditions. Some light menorahs or kinaras. Some decorate trees. Some watch Rankin and Bass specials on TV. Some spin dreidels. As a child … more
The numbers slowly climbed this year. Thirty-five. Then sixty-five. Then we broke 100. By the time it was all said and done, I'd collected $1,240 — just $28 shy of last year. I didn't … more
The ease of Thursday morning was unsettling. Wide awake at 5 a.m., I migrated from my bed to the couch, only looking at the laundry baskets lined up across the floor after settling in with my laptop … more
It's getting harder to be personable these days, at least in the way we used to be. Please don't take it personally. I used to get away with a friendly smile when I wasn't quite sure if the … more
The other day my kid asked me if I associate certain smells with people. I said, yes, of course. The smell I always associated with my grandfather was the scent of his mower shop — a mix of … more
Twenty-one years. The closer I get to the 40, the less that feels like a big number. And so I'll say that it was just 21 years ago that I sat down to write what my high school called “senior … more
Agree to disagree. On their face, the three words sound reasonable enough, like “let bygones be bygones” or “give peace a chance.” We could all use a little more agreement in our lives. … more
I've never been exactly fond of dressing up on Halloween or decorating for it, but it may be the one night of the year I've always felt most at home here in our little corner of the world. … more
We don't do a lot of hand holding these days. Maybe that's why those five fingers slipping inside my own and taking hold very nearly knocked the breath from my body. Six-year-olds don't … more
Think fast. Do you know anyone who was laid off because of the pandemic? Are you sure? How about anyone who had to lay someone off because of the pandemic? I know I asked you to think fast, but I … more
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