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What it is to Celebrate a Husband

There is a man I know who gets up and goes to work. He will not win a Nobel Prize, he does not earn in the highest tax bracket and he will never have the skills to play sports professionally. But he is the man I love the most in the world…my husband. read more

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Weathering the Perfect Storm

It was the perfect storm of a broken sewer line and a town’s water supply being shut off unexpectedly. That is exactly where my friend recently ended up, and plumbing, well, it is a glorious thing. When it works. read more


Breathing in Those Around Us

They were sitting on a velvet green couch in the corner of a hotel where I was also staying. Sitting close, almost knee-to-knee, one with silver gray hair and red lipstick, who, even from 15 feet away, smelled like Coco Chanel perfume. read more


How my Husband and I Stay on the Same Team

Some of us become unrecognizable even to ourselves. These are the best of times and the not-so-best of times, and we can end up taking it all out on the human punching bag that sleeps next to us because, hey, sometimes they do. not. get. it. read more

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An Interview with a Chief Gratituder

What is it about hand-written notes? For whatever reason paper and pen makes words mean more. Suddenly, you have encountered a gesture of goodness transforming your whole day. Let us introduce you to Matt Richardson, cool dude, chief gratituder, believer in handshakes and paper and pens. read more