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When I Stopped Worrying

One day, when I was about 10 years old, I stopped to see my grandmother on my way home from school (I always cut through her apartment to get to ours because she was often baking). I was upset by … Continue reading

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Will Our Decisions be better than History

Every now and then my brother responds to an email in a way that makes me realize that I should have paid more attention in History class. The most embarrassing time was when I asked him to help me reconcile … Continue reading

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The Temporary Relocation of a Travel Wimp

I recently returned from my first trip overseas. That may surprise a number of people who know me and who know how much I’ve traveled, but up until now the four corners of North America have sufficed. In addition to … Continue reading

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