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My Oakland March

By Dorothy Gilbert
If you are "eternally vigilant"; if you take responsibility for those things that make a decent, meaningful, beautiful life, then maybe you have a chance to make it so, in spite of all the threats, the viciousness, that are bound to occur around you.
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Valentine’s Day: Love Blooms

By Ro Howe
“I grew in confidence with the understanding of what can happen in the earth. I started knowing things without learning them, developing skill, allowing delight at success, and, along the way, discovering joy. Isn’t that what love is?”
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Valentine’s Day: Baby Love

By Shelley Singer
When my son Aaron hands the baby to me, I feel something powerful—humility . . . a thankfulness that Aaron and Lauren have been granted a healthy child, that the road ahead will be negotiated with blessedly normal challenges. The utter banality is the miracle.
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Molly Fisk: House Shame

By Molly Fisk
Tomorrow, a long-time friend from college is coming to visit. I'm trying hard not to have a fit. You know, one of those fits about how my house isn't presentable, my life isn't presentable, and I should never let anyone come over.
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