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Debates on Social Media? No Comment

This year, for the first time ever, our family decided to request a presidential candidate’s yard sign. After receiving the sign, I placed it off to the side of our front porch, telling myself we would display it in the front yard in a few days. A few days passed, and I did indeed move…

Reflections on Race

While online recently, I came upon an article about Charles Schulz, the famous creator of the comic strip “Peanuts.” The article described how Mr. Schulz introduced a Black boy named Franklin into his comic strip after receiving letters from a schoolteacher, Harriet Glickman. Ms. Glickman wrote to Mr. Schulz encouraging him to consider the positive…

On Impulse

Our family’s rescue dog Graydy recently underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his leg. We opted for the surgery after learning that, without it, he would likely suffer from arthritis and limited mobility at a young age. When we picked him up the morning after surgery, it took me a moment to reconcile…

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