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Hope is where the heart is

I’m a glass-half-full kind of guy, so it was hard for me to admit that my father, who was forgetting things and not acting like himself, wasn’t ...
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Spare change

I recently decided it was time to have The Talk with my son. He is nearly 6, after all, and had started to ask questions. Questions like: “Can ...
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A fabulous sports flop

My career as an athlete is undistinguished. I have no trophies, no medals, not even a ribbon to indicate one fleeting moment of greatness. That’s ...
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Sincerely sorry … seriously

Our mission at this time of year is clear — reflect and repent! But how exactly we should go about doing so is not. After all, as Elton John ...
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Me and Mrs. Brontosaurus

(Above) The author as a kindergartener in 1981. I still remember my first day of school — and how it went wrong from the very beginning. I was ...
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