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dear sarah

I have a confession. I have no idea how to write a eulogy. But I DO know how to write a letter. So with the help of the people who love her most, that’s what I did. Dear Sarah: Hi. … Continue reading

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sisters, part 1

They’re crying. And laughing. And crying again. I’m in the middle of a pack of sisters. Four generations of fiercely independent, strong, hilarious women. I suppose the textbook definition would say they’re grandmothers and moms and aunts and nieces, but … Continue reading

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brothers, part 7

we’re sitting on the porch, just rick and me. the bridesmaids are bridesmaiding, mo and june are off in search of burgers. it’s a warm day in oregon; a light breeze makes the giant sunflower in front of the porch … Continue reading

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the secret to life

1. left foot 2. right foot 3. breathe 4. repeat as necessary.

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i don’t even know where Algiers is

What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks disappearing? It’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s goodbye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture … Continue reading

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subdivision

I remember the first time I saw someone Lying on the cold street I thought: I can’t just walk past here This can’t just be true But I learned by example To just keep moving my feet It’s amazing the … Continue reading

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oj and blue dozer

OJ is a 12-year-old dachshund who is blind and can’t be left alone. His best friend and guide dog is a 6-year-old pit bull, Blue Dozer. I read their tale while editing our paper in Virginia last week. I love … Continue reading

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