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I had a great aunt who saved my life, though she never knew it.Nearly two decades ago, before my paternal grandfather died, I asked him to tell me more about his life. I was in my twenties and knew very little about him save for his superficial likes (hard work; peace and quiet) and dislikes (my bro ...
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Last week, one of my colleagues claimed I looked “tanned” (impossible) while another remarked I looked very relaxed (true). But this “tan” is really my physical being having settled into the pace of my native land during our two-week vacation.The lucky cuy doesn't just avoid being cooked, it ...
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(Spoiler alert: If you have not read Fifty Shades of Grey or watched the movie, this review will give away crucial details about the cars featured therein. Proceed at your own risk.)Whenever I drop my A4 Avant off for service at the dealership, I get an Audi loaner. I love loaners. Unlike a test dri ...
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Mothering, Expectations and Shame

My girls never cease to amaze me, and when they do, it reminds me just how intelligent children are and just how little credit we give them for that raw, unfettered intellect. Sometimes that intellect and inquisitive nature catches me off guard and stops me in my tracks, as it did a few days ago whe ...
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The Apollo 13 Approach to Life

I got pretty lucky with my job. I don’t only get to spend my day working for quite possibly the best boss out there (the man has never lost his patience with my shaky Excel skills, and that is saying a lot), but also with gifted coders who are artists and talented cooks, physicists who fill white ...
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It’s January in Michigan, which means my days are spent driving in inclement weather dressed in as many down garments as possible, with the seat heater on full blast while occasionally eating baked goods and drinking soy mochas. Now that the glitter of the holidays has been swept away and only the ...
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Earlier this week, I asked the Facebook community to share their thoughts on New Year’s resolutions. Were they planning on making them, and if yes, what were their plans? The responses did not disappoint. “No. When I identify something about my life that is compelling enough to inspire an e ...
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J's artist rendering of how she lost her tooth at school.Last week, J came home with a tooth she lost at school. “This time I was ready,” she said, pulling out a little plastic box with a miniature cartoon tooth on it. Inside was her prize – a little white stone, still bloody. “That’s dis ...
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I love small cars -- that's no secret. Our current family car, an Audi A4 Avant, is not large by any means, but it is still larger than the previous generation of Avants. As our daughters get older, I wonder whether our family could go smaller in the car department. Personally, I'd like to get into ...
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Last Summer, I found out yoga photographer Robert Sturman would be offering 30-minute photoshoots in Chicago on Oct 16th. The opportunity was just too perfect: I love yoga, and I love Chicago. I would be turning 42 that month (and after cancer, every birthday, wrinkles and all, warrants a big celebr ...
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