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Hanukkah

Chrismukkah — the Best of Both my Worlds

Everyone grows up with some semblance of Christmas holiday tradition. Gift exchanges. Tacky, matching pajamas and an annual fireplace photo. Gracing neighbors with incredibly off-key caroling while consuming large quantities of (spiked) eggnog. Eating Chinese food on the 24th of December.  If you’re like me, you grew up with the latter — as part of […]

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The Day His Heart Stopped

The day his heart stopped is the day my heart dropped.  I will never forget that day for as long as I live. Some days I’m thankful I held his hand as his soul drifted to meet our good, good Father. Other days, I replay it and it just hurts and I’m left dumbfounded that […]

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What the…FOUR?!

Do you remember those Chuck Norris facts from the mid-2000s?  Like the classic: ‘The boogeyman checks under his bed at night for Chuck Norris’ or ‘Chuck Norris can kill 2 stones with one bird.’  Downright hilarious.  Believe it or not, I have actually found a human with even greater powers than the legendary Chuck Norris.  […]

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When You Can’t Be Home for the Holidays

It’s Thanksgiving, some year in the 1990s. We’re at my grandparents’ house on the farm, just a few short miles from ours. My siblings, cousins, and I are at the kids table, making jokes and stealing each other’s food. The adults are in the dining room, no doubt having some boring adult conversation. There are seconds […]

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