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Mother’s Rules

I am religious and generally conservative. A good friend who is a “free spirit” commented on the fact that I do not allow my son, 24, and his longtime girlfriend to sleep together in my house, saying this could contribute … Continue reading

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What Best Friends Are For

Stationed as an Army officer in Hawaii, I was alarmed to see my mother calling from Virginia. My father had a stroke. Feeling helpless more than 4,500 miles away, I called my best friend, Nora, an E.R. nurse who lives … Continue reading

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Etiquette Lessons: Guest Edition

What do you do to make your guests feel special and at home? A: The feeling of welcome and showing that you’re happy to see your guest when they come across your doorstep is the most important thing you can do … Continue reading

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Family Affair

Usually there are 20 of us, or even more than that. Basically all my grandmother’s children, her grandkids, and her great-grandkids. We all sit around the table together, and there’s no space at all, and it’s one of the most … Continue reading

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Perspective

When you get unnerved by the wildness of the world as we know it, don’t look for safety in institutions. It’s no longer there. Instead look at your life; your history, your passions, the direction of your interests. Then ask … Continue reading

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