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Where’s the outrage?


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What does it really take to provoke us to outrage?

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Skin-deep and deeper healing


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I’m bravest at the dermatologist’s than in any other clinic, which doesn’t say much, really, for a coward like me—it’s not there, after all, that one gets real bad news or suffers real pain. In fact, a refill of an old prescription is usually all I need.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The sun is back


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Vergel and I can’t remember going through anything darker at anytime than in the past four weeks, the longest sunless four weeks of our lives, when she was kept from us, taken with such obvious, yet unwritten, court consent that all hope of getting her back seemed lost.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The happiest wake I have ever attended


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Even in death my parents are lucky. From my brother—and only sibling—and me, they get the best posthumous care; by some Eastern philosophical ways working through us, their spiritual journey to salvation is speeded and smoothed.

Posted: November 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

The fire next door


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I’m a survivor. The closest I’ve been in harm’s way was in a fire next door, the concrete wall between us providing no sense of security. It marked the first time for me to take a risk, in violation of a basic rule of survival dad taught me: Never, ever volunteer.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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