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Family & Friends

Father’s Day: A Legacy

By Toni Myers
By Toni Myers

"My father: sturdy, disliking fuss, dutiful, determined, and more than a bit obsessive. He believed that money was the root of all evil, and that stealing a penny was no more pardonable than stealing a million dollars. Even the Catholic Church’s teachings were more lenient, dividing sins, as they did, into venial and mortal!"

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Family & Friends

Short Takes on Father’s Day: Mourning with Python

By Janet Golden
By Janet Golden

Grieving has spawned hundreds of religious rituals and thousands of self-help books. I think there should also be a what-to-watch list to cut into the mourning fog. For someone my age, there is nothing so helpful as the Minister of Silly Walks, a dead parrot, and the Spanish Inquisition.

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Family & Friends · Lifestyle

Santa’s Cadillac

By Julie M. Danis
Santa opened the trunk of the Cadillac and removed the presents. I watched him from my bedroom window, looking down through the branches of the big oak tree that was home to the flying gray squirrel. I was supposed to be asleep, but it was Christmas Eve, and a bright moon lit up my room and Santa’s sleigh. So that’s…
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Emotional Health

‘Hey Lis, Are Ya Havin’n Fun?’

By Lisa K.
“G’nite dad.  I love ya.”  For the last few months I say this out loud with such gratitude every night when I hit the sack.  You have no idea what it means to me that I can go to bed with peace.  You see… I could have been wracked with guilt and remorse for being the Ice Queen, withholding and…
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