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Walking Beside Me

His freshman year of high school, my brother, Fred, walked out into a Massachusetts snowstorm with no shoes on. Tensions were too high at home for him to consider footwear. I ran after him with a pair of sports slides. … Continue reading

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From Mother to Mother

Nothing makes you want to be mothered quite so much as becoming a mother yourself. I felt like a scared child, utterly lost, responsible for nurturing a life while feeling entirely unqualified to do so. But my mother filled my … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter and Jelly

“But you’re my doctor,” she said when I mentioned that the attending physician would soon be in to examine her. “And I ordered something special for you.” She unfolded a napkin on her breakfast tray. Inside lay single-serving packets of … Continue reading

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Frequent Diners

My husband and I usually have breakfast several times a week at a local coffee shop. Over the years, we have become friendly with several of the waitresses. At this time, there are two women that we would like to … Continue reading

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The Lavish Pastries

I am a director of a clinical lab at a large hospital. The lab supervisor, who makes much less than I do, has taken to buying expensive refreshments for the staff at monthly lab meetings. The department does not reimburse … Continue reading

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