Tag Archives: Snow

Lofty flying ritual tempered by medical emergency

Every time I fly, I indulge in a happy ritual. As the plane descends and the landscape of an unfamiliar city comes into view, I look for baseball fields among the housing developments and highways — true diamonds in the … Continue reading

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A shopping cart, a PB&J sandwich and 3 degrees below zero

We’re all supposed to feel happy and joyous at Christmas, but we know this isn’t the case for many of us. Selfishly, and at the risk of sounding self-serving, I decided to spend part of Christmas Day trying to spread … Continue reading

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