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The Next Big Thing

Somebody invent this right away Is it weird to be excited about a hearing aid? Of course, I’m way too young for such a thing. But my employee health benefits include coverage for a good chunk of the expense, and…

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I’d Like to Try That Again, Please

If only time allowed do-overs I’m a sucker for time travel stories Some of my favorite books play with time as though it were elastic — from Madeleine L’Engle’s enchanting A Wrinkle In Timeto Audrey Niffenegger’s poignant The Time Traveler’s Wifeto Octavia Butler’s…

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The Ghosts of Christmas Past

A found poem Image by Oberholster Venita from Pixabay I’ve been thinking a lot about the changing shape of Christmas. No surprise there: this is a Christmas season like none other. This Christmas will be smaller, quieter, and much more contained, for reasons…

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When Can We Forget?

How long does the past live? The past is never dead. It’s not even past. — William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun I came of age in the time of lava lamps and mood rings, sit-ins and tie-dye shirts when…

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