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RAVE -Little Acts of Thoughtfulness

RAVE to the lady from Redmond who gave me the extra money to buy two prints at a garage sale! She hugged me and said, “Don’t you think we need more people like  this in the world?!” RAVE to 5-year-old Nicole at our … Continue reading

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Constancy in Candy

My grandmother kept a candy bowl on a table by her front door. Growing up, I would sneak butterscotches and strawberry sweets. During the pandemic, my grandmother moved into assisted living. On my first visit after lockdown, I saw how … Continue reading

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Another Way to Say …

Every few days, my grandmother, Popo, sends me emojis: cows, camels, suns or blueberries. Sometimes they’re accompanied by a confusing, punctuation-less string of words, but they often come alone. Our language barrier — her Chinese and my English — is … Continue reading

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Now I Know Why

After Hazel and I got married at the ages of 20 and 21, I questioned our judgment in choosing to marry so young. When we had a baby soon after, I wondered how I could possibly support a family. In … Continue reading

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Love

My grandson, a toddler on the go, and I, his grandfather with Parkinson’s, have a closeness around matters of motion. He knows that I can’t carry or lift him, so he climbs into my lap. It worries me that he … Continue reading

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