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Sneak Preview: Reeling Through Life
Published 05/08/2013 at 11:17 a.m.
There are those who believe that when you die, you will be required to watch a movie of your life. The whole story will be there, reel after reel projected on some celestial screen.
Year One: Tracking Grief's Learning Curve
Published 04/10/2013 at 10:59 a.m.
A year ago at this time, I began to feel the earth shift under my feet. My cell phone rang in a hotel lobby, and I sat down on a leather bench and listened to my sister tell me that ...
Chopper Down: Hovering Over the Truth
Published 03/13/2013 at 11 a.m.
So here’s a news flash. The latest research indicates that helicopter parents are doing their children a grave disservice.
Hard Times: It’s All relative
Published 02/13/2013 at 11:35 a.m.
I am beset with a host of first-world problems, domestic disasters so trivial in the overall scheme of things that I am ashamed to list them, even to myself.
Published 01/09/2013 at 12:33 p.m.
Eight days after Newtown, he told us that it would actually be a good thing to go to heaven. He had not been told of the event.
Family Tree: Sense Versus Sentiment
Published 12/05/2012 at 10:05 a.m.
Maybe we’ll skip the tree this year. We won’t be home for Christmas, so really, what’s the point?
Write Your Mother: Savor the Season
Published 10/31/2012 at 10:25 a.m.
When this column appears, my favorite month will be history. Pumpkins will vanish from front porches, and store windows will start to sprout the first plastic Santas and evergreen garlands. The light will shift from muted gold to the pallid ...
Clear Pictures: Taking the Long View
Published 10/03/2012 at 3:50 p.m.
Two college students are talking outside my window. They are discussing their futures. “I’ll be an old man before that happens,“ says one. “I’ll be, like, 30.” His friend considers this. “Oh, you mean really old,” he says.
Wild Kingdom: Nature Comes Home
Published 09/05/2012 at 9:35 a.m.
The general consensus is that the snake has gone.
Mood Management: Lessons from a Beginner
Published 08/08/2012 at 4 p.m.
Here’s what I learned on my summer vacation: There is no more potent antidote to bleak introspection than a 2-year-old girl in monkey pajamas.