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The Day I Decided To Do Something Different

This is the day I decided to do something different, very different. In the sense that I will end up questioning this move I am about to undergo.  However, it is worth it for my...

How A Few Pets Changed My Life

I don’t remember the exact moment I decided to stop eating meat. I don’t remember the day, either. Or even the month. In fact, I only vaguely recall that it was about eight years...

The Strange Death of 27 Year-Olds

Who knew that watching Jeopardy! could be equal measures depressing and provocative? Working down the category of factoids from the 1970s, one question asked respondents to name the two celebrities who died within weeks...

A Culture Of Community

Chinese New Year. Hundreds-of-millions of travellers uniting with their families. For a week or so: tradition trumps modernity; family first, work later; fortune and food and fireworks; extended celebrations; seeing distant cousins, perhaps even...

“Never Forget” Means Being A Proud Jew

On the eve of World War II, many European Jews prided themselves on being the former first and the latter second. Take German Jews who were among the most assimilated and successful on the...

Darkness In Her Eyes

Angie Elliott would not describe the first 40 years of her life as traumatic, nor would she say it was idyllic. She had experienced heartbreak and grief in her personal life, and she also dealt...

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