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Stormy Waters

Decades ago, my grandma painted a haunting scene in beautiful shades of grays and blues. The drama on the canvas has always fascinated me. Against a backdrop of gauzy mountains, there are three figures in a small boat, buffeted and tossed by white-capped waves. Their desperation is palpable. They’re suspended in mid-motion, no easy resolution …

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5 Tips for a Good Father’s Day and Beyond (especially if you’re dreading it)

No matter how much time goes by, I’ll always be a little sad my daddy isn’t here for Father’s Day.   He died in 1995 — a super grandfather, a good dad and husband.   I have delightful memories, some regrets, and times of just plain missing him.   But in the end, I walk away …

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