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‘… a time when every summer will have something of autumn in it’

If you recognize the quote in the headline, you’re a fan of baseball and great writing. Those words sum up the¬†urgency that accompanies growing older, the passion with which we can live our lives¬†— and for me, how I want … Continue reading

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To ease a parent’s grief, say the child’s name aloud

Every year the children’s hospital in Syracuse, NY, hosts a memorial service for its young patients who are now “angels.” Many things resonated with me Friday night as I sat among several dozen families who had lost a child to … Continue reading

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