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Cast away

Life is relative. When you’re about to get the 11th cast off that you’ve ever had, there’s no sweeter sound than the buzz of the orthopedist’s little round saw. My son got his cast off today, and graduated to a brace. He’s still on...

Did my ancestor need to apologize to the Indians?

If my kids were to construct a physical family tree to reflect what we know of their ancestors, it would be incredibly lopsided. My husband can barely trace his ancestors back to his great grandparents, whereas I can trace at least one branch of my family tree back to...

The antidote to "Black Friday"

I’m burning out on rampant consumerism, and am trying to be more careful about how I spend my money in a tight economy. I found no reason to drag myself out of bed early this morning to join the throngs of people hitting the stores early to take advantage of the...

3rd Best Thanksgiving Moment

Our third best Thanksgiving moment came when my nephew decided he wanted ramen instead of the more traditional turkey dinner. He also chose an Otter Pop instead of pumpkin pie. The top two moments were when my brother-in-law said a beautiful grace before the meal...