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How to Express the Unspoken

Hugs, kisses, praise don’t come easily to us. Our family practices a stoic, unspoken love. So how do three daughters tell a dying mother how much we adore her? She was turning 92. A Google search revealed that Jackie Kennedy, … Continue reading

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Birthday Lies

My twin brother and I exchange gifts on our birthday. In recent years, he’s gotten lazy about it. His presents often seem like last-minute efforts. This year was our 30th birthday, so I expected a little more. But when he … Continue reading

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Gardening for a New Season

“Daddy,” my middle daughter said, “for my birthday I want a pretty garden again.” Two years ago, a tiny lump and “Should I have this looked at?” ended with my wife’s memorial service just after Easter. With the time lost … Continue reading

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Dream Big

There’s a moment at most kids’ birthday parties, just after “Happy Birthday” has been sung, when the birthday kid takes a big breath and gets ready to blow out the candles on his or her cake. “Make a wish!” the … Continue reading

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Reflection of Age

Comical Explanation      

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