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full weight of everything

The reality is that no one yelled. No one hit. No one was overtly cruel or intentionally harmful. Violence? Neglect? Abuse? No, never, these were not things that happened in our home growing up. We read books. We played board … Continue reading

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Gratitude

I felt nervous about Thanksgiving. The Old Voice was yelling, How can I celebrate when Ferguson, Missouri is in so much pain? How dare I? The reality is, though, how can I be anything but grateful? My brother and I … Continue reading

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Breaking the cycle

Breaking the cycle is serving matzoh ball soup to my friend-family and giving everyone– including me– two large matzoh balls and plenty of broth. Breaking the cycle is giving myself as much as I give to others. Breaking the cycle … Continue reading

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