Category Archives: Reading

Depressed While Black

Nibokum used to think depression was a “white person’s disease.” she says “My mom raised us to believe that Black people are strong; we don’t get depression. And prayer is how we cope – not therapy or medication. Then , … Continue reading

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Food Police

I am a senior leader in a large health care system. In my department’s break room, I noticed a small, empty wicker basket. I started to fill it (anonymously) with individually wrapped chocolates I buy personally, as a small morale … Continue reading

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Date Night Ideas

Board games are fun. Cooperative games, especially, can tell you a lot about a person. Whether or not they get frustrated quickly, how well they strategize, whether or not they are a good team player, etc. I think it can … Continue reading

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Daylight saving time

I have twice contacted my congressional representatives and received no firm response. We have agreed to end this crazy semiannual time change ritual in favor of permanent daylight saving time. When will we get action? Software providers for everything from … Continue reading

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Faithful Husband

I often read your column aloud to my disabled wife, who is terminally ill with a relatively rare frontotemporal dementia. She is nearing the final stage of the disease. We are fortunate to have a great many friends and family … Continue reading

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