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Laughing Our Way Into The Teen Years

“So you’re telling me, that if you saw Adolf Hilter walking down the street, you wouldn’t kill him?” “Well that’s not what I was saying. But sure, let’s talk about this…entirely new topic”. My fourteen year old daughter has had a quick wit that belied her age since I was […]

Hodgepodge Happy 100th Birthday to These 100 People, Places and Things

Happy 100th Birthday to These 100 People, Places and Things

The 19th Amendment celebrates its 100th in 2020! If still alive, we’d be singing happy 100th birthday to Charles Bukowski and Agatha Christie too, as well as to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise…if you fancy singing to a book. But wait, there’s more turning 100 in 2020! Including […]

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FUTURE

She was smearing globs of whipped sweet cream butter onto a raisin scone cut without fanfare into bite-sized pieces. A pair of crusty, acute triangular ends caked in crystallized sugars were all that remained. They are his favorite; he has a thing for finales. Yet he didn’t intervene in hers. […]

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Why do we do this?

It’s the stroke of midnight. It’s the 17th of January. I’ve just turned 46. I’m sitting at gate B27 of the Nassau, Bahamas airport with my wife, having just come off an 11 hour flight from Ushuaia, Argentia after an 11 day cruise to and of Antarctica. My wife and […]

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Why do we do this?

It’s the stroke of midnight. It’s the 17th of January. I’ve just turned 46. I’m sitting at gate B27 of the Nassau, Bahamas airport with my wife, having just come off an 11 hour flight from Ushuaia, Argentia after an 11 day cruise to and of Antarctica. My wife and […]

A Biggest Fear Soars To New Heights
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A Biggest Fear Soars To New Heights

This story is told in partnership with Responsival There were still hours left on the clock but the boxes had been unwrapped and the stockings emptied of their French vanilla lip balms, fireside scented-candles and fresh fruit. They were rehung by the chimney, with less care now but there they […]

Empowering Kids to Save, Spend & Invest in the Future They’re Writing for Themselves
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Empowering Kids to Save, Spend & Invest in the Future They’re Writing for Themselves

Thank you DiversyFund for sponsoring this post. It’s never too early to learn about investing for your future! Since they were wee bundles, too young to make any money at all and too young to understand the value of having it and the anxiety of being without, I have been […]

Stories Don’t End – Christmas Tree Lights
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Stories Don’t End – Christmas Tree Lights

I put lights on my slender fake plastic tree last night. This was Greg’s job, stringing the lights, and not only was he good at it, he actually enjoyed the process. Whereas I did, do, and always will huff and pout when a third of the strands of 100 white […]

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Protecting Your Child’s Interests for a Better Future

What are the things that you care about most when you have children? You probably want them to be happy, healthy, and safe. It is one of the greatest responsibilities of a parent to raise their child in a way that sets them up to be successful later in life. […]

I Moved Away In The Present But I Was Always Prepared For The Future
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I Moved Away In The Present But I Was Always Prepared For The Future

When I was their age, I too lived in the bucolic suburbs of Philadelphia but dreamed of so much more. To be specific, I dreamed of living in Manhattan, in the Village, wandering around nightly, seeing plays in theaters and bands in concert halls across the whole of New York […]

Stories Don’t End — T-Shirts
Storied Don't End

Stories Don’t End — T-Shirts

It took almost 40 years of my life before I ever knew that this annoyed you. It’s funny to think about the things we don’t know about the people closest to us, those with whom we share blood and for a time, a roof. You, me and Mike were at […]

How to Take Sunrise and Sunset Photos: Four Expert Tips
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How to Take Sunrise and Sunset Photos: Four Expert Tips

When people think of stunning landscape photography, one of the first images that comes to mind is either a sunrise or sunset. On the photographer’s end of things, this is a common scene to snap, as it is always a majestic one to capture. However, actually getting a great shot […]

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Maybe This Is The Best I Am

The most heartbreaking scene in Greta Gerwig’s coming of age masterpiece Lady Bird isn’t when lead actress Siorsam Roinan dramatically exits her mother’s car thus breaking her arm, but rather when she meekly exits the changing room of a nondescript warehouse style Sacramento clothing store and says to her mom, […]

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I don’t want to get comfortable with this

this walking home without her, with her in that bed on the 7th floor with tubes and wires flowing into and out of her arms, her legs. I stopped at the market to find something for only one person, for dinner, for me, for tonight, another night alone at home […]

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