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A Letter To My 16-Year-Old Son

Dear Teenager, Sometimes life doesn’t seem fair. Do you know why? Because it isn’t. But here’s a little something I’ve learned in my 43 years on this earth… life always gives you exactly what you need in order to learn … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

I cannot deny that these past two years have been hard. Soul-crushing, fetal-position hard at times. Let me begin by saying this, by owning this: I know that if I threw my problems into a pile with all the other … Continue reading

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Going… Going… Gone

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. For those of you who haven’t yet been privy to my shameless self-promotion in the Notes & Words essay contest, I’m one of the five finalists. I’m honored, thrilled, nauseous, eager to hear … Continue reading

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Choosing Happy

I’m not the most diligent person when it comes to my checking account. I glance at it online occasionally, record as much as I can remember (and we all know how reliable my memory is). But when I checked it … Continue reading

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Half-Full

The ever-elusive “They” say bad things happen in threes, right? Whew. That means we’re good to go for awhile. Within the past two weeks, we’ve had a financial kick in the shins. First — as you’ve already read — our … Continue reading

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