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A $132,000 Facebook Argument

I got into a Facebook argument. Yes, I know better, but for some reason, I couldn’t let go of it. It was about the family who was charged $132,000 when their five-year-old broke a statue located in a community center. It was on a thread complaining about loud children in restaurants. So, I really should have […]

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My Path to a Minimalist Christmas

I’ve stopped hating Christmas. One of the first articles I ever wrote was titled “Just Say No to Christmas.” In it, I remembered how I had just wanted to cry while reading a ‘humorous’ article about Christmas and mothers. About Christmas with children. About cards, decorating, presents, and parties. About surprise requests for presents, from […]

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Camping: Then and Now

Camping: Then and NowWe all sat around the campfire checking our phones. (Well, now, not then.) Then, which was about 50 years ago, my maiden aunt took me and my younger brother, ages 8 and 6, on our very first camping trip. He had a slight fever, just about 100. “Don’t cancel!” My mother exclaimed. “Just put […]

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