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John Worth
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The Water Heater
My water heater was put out of its misery on 4/28/2018. It had a good life. For fifteen years it served my family well, through bitter cold days when we maybe stayed in our showers a bit longer than needed. It wasn't a famous brand name; that journeyman wat...
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Roots
My son is heading off to college soon. It has made me reflect back on the choices I've made, both for me and for him. They seem to have worked out, for the most part. He has scholarship offers from two excellent schools. He still likes to hang out with me; ...
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Movies and life lessons
Last night, as I drifted in and out of sleep on the sofa, cursing insomnia and a sore back, I happened to catch the movie Hero with Jet Li. The synopsis of the movie, per IMDB: "A defense officer, Nameless, was summoned by the King of Qin regarding his succ...
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Too serious
"Why do you look so serious?" So asked a friend at the gym this week. He smiled and shook my hand. "I'm always serious," I said, meaning it to be lighthearted, an off-the-cuff comment between friends. "Don't be," he replied. We exchanged some more banter; h...
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Anniversaries. Again.
At my mother's funeral, just under four years ago from the time I am writing this, I spoke about a binary choice that we're faced with every day: to be happy or not. It's not an easy choice, and there are great arguments as to why it isn't as cut and dried ...
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The Graduation Trip, Part 2
Every motion by the people upstairs from us was audible to us. Their floor (our ceiling) creaked like an old sailing ship. It was worrisome at times; so loud were the creaks and groans that I wondered if the building would be standing after their children f...
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