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This is my favorite picture of my parents.  I like the way my mom looks on this picture; she reminds me of a movie star from the 30s. But I especially like the way my father looks because the corners of his mouth are turned upward. When I look at the picture I feel like […]

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During my last visit to Poland, two weeks ago, my dad’s neighbors and I were sitting across the table when I said that God didn’t think through old age and dying very well. “I think he should have considered working longer than six days on his creation. Perhaps the result would be better,” I said […]

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I suspect that most of us believe that memories preserve a moment in time, something that happened and now is being accessed and viewed “as it was once before.” I suspect that most of us believe in their memories and are attached to the very specific way something is remembered. But what do we really […]

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I am reading Listening Is An Act of Love. It’s a collection of stories edited from transcripts of StoryCorps interviews. The StoryCorps self-described mission is to “to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.” From what I have been experiencing while reading […]

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