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A Mother's Lessons Lead to Her Final Gift
As seen on  Photo Credit:  Ondřej Šálek  Flickr via  Compfight   cc “I
want to die.”   It
was hard to hear when my mother first said the words to me over the phone, but
I understood why she felt that way. Besides robbing her of memory, that thief
dementia h...

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What's Mary Tyler Moore Got to Do With the New Trump Regime?
As seen on Huffington Post This was supposed to be about Mary Tyler Moore. As a young broadcast journalist, living by myself in a
studio apartment, I couldn’t help but liken myself to Moore’s iconic character,
Mary Richards, associate producer of the news a...

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How I Uncovered Long Forgotten Meaning In Our Family’s Christmas Traditions
As seen in Feminine Collective simpleinsomnia  Flickr via  Compfight   cc I was 8 years old when I realized there was no Santa Claus.
I’d lost the Snow White watch I’d received for Christmas—the one with the
yellow leather band that came with a plastic figu...

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Dementia: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
Featured at  My mother's boots were on the wrong feet. The family was gathering at our house on Christmas Eve and my mom had yet to arrive. In the past year she'd begun showing up uncharacteristically late for things: Mother's Day brunch, dental appointment...

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My No-Trump Vote Dedication
“Do you think a woman will ever be president?” I asked my
mother.   “I don’t know,” she said. “Honestly, I think a black man
will be elected president before a woman will be.” Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com It was 1972. I was a 13-year-old girl fascinated ...
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