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How to adult

Our son turned 20. Our daughter will be turning 25. Our kids are no longer kids. They are in one of the most challenging phases of their lives, or as they would describe it, adulting. It’s a time when we ask the most important questions, “Who am I, and what do I want to do with my …

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Can anyone be president?

In the United States, we tell our children that they can be anything they want, including president. But this past year has shown us that just because almost anyone can be president, it doesn’t mean they should. Now, Oprah Winfrey’s name is being floated as a possible presidential candidate in 2020. Before we can decide …

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Create a vision of the life you want – a lesson from 30 years ago

In 2017, we felt like we’re falling down the rabbit hole, watching our society burn down to the frame, and begging for a good stiff drink. At times like these, it’s easy to give into cynicism and despair as we imagine all the ways things can get worse. That’s the way I felt 30 years …

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How to keep Grinches from stealing your joy

Holiday songs, movies, and stories have more to them than jingle bells and boughs of holly. They say something important about the human condition that applies throughout the year. This is true about the story I’m writing about this year, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! I’ll refer to the original Dr. Seuss book. If you prefer your Grinch …

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Don’t know whether to laugh or cry

We had the most 2017 thing happen to us. The car we gave our daughter caught on fire. We will never know why. She had been taking it in for regular service and had a smog check done on it recently. But as she was driving with a friend, the car began to rattle and …

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