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A tricycle, harmonica, and paper ears

My mother would often read to me from her favorite books, The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner and Bezzus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary. I read them dozens of times as a child and then again when I had … Continue reading

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Open, close, in, out

One of my high school classmates celebrated her fiftieth birthday this week. She wrote a thoughtful and reflective post on social media, including a bittersweet memory of the loss of a junior high classmate. Many of those we went to … Continue reading

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