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OUR CHILDREN ARE NOT OUR CHILDREN…

Call me Saint Francis of Suburbia. My back yard is an official Natural Habitat. It’s easy. Go online, check off: Feeders, Water, Trees, and the like, pay $25 (yard flag) up to $100-plus (a bronze plaque) I went with the … Continue reading

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MENTAL ILLNESS – a mother speaks

I’m crying as I write this. This past Easter Sunday – visiting hours at Peachford Hospital. I am alone. My son, 26, unshaven, shaking, in flip-flops and torn clothes he slept in, sits alone at a table, peeling a tangerine. … Continue reading

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BEYOND VALENTINES, A MESSAGE OF UNIVERSAL LOVE

Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi, 13th century. Though its attribution is controversial, the meaning transcends all. This message of unconditional love – Regardless of religion, race, sex, status and all the other “labels,” imagine if each of us took … Continue reading

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READERS’ RAMP-UP CHALLENGE – WHO WILL JOIN ME IN READING THESE TOP 100 BOOKS IN 2015?

Dear Friends, Are you, as I am, reading less these days? In my youth, I read everything. And I mean hard cover books, full price – dozens a year. Maybe 1,000 total! I’m ashamed to say that this year, if … Continue reading

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RUNNING WITH AUGUSTEN PART 2

AUGUSTEN REDUX The typically unabashed Augusten Burroughs refused a photo op while demonstrating sit-ups on the bare floor of the kitchen at a formal event Saturday night. “This is for people with back issues,” he instructed Valerie Connors, president of the … Continue reading

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RUNNING WITH AUGUSTEN

 Anyone reading “Running With Scissors,” may ask – what IS this guy really like? With Augusten Burroughs, what we read is what we get. Like his writing, Augusten Burroughs is hilarious – no surprise there – yet also complex, generous, … Continue reading

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