Edit: I was prompted to write this essay by a family conversation, and the focus of it reflects that discussion. However there are many, many problems …
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When I was six, I walked through the towering doors of what was then the Yesler branch of the Seattle Public Library (it has since been renamed the Dou…
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The following exerpt is a transcript of the last Slack chat posted by Dr. David Bowman before the USSC Discovery One went offline. Mission Control is a…
Lucky Truck, so named for his clover green color - or what remains of it at least, waits patiently in our driveway for the next donation run, furniture…
Husbands, during this time of social distancing we know that you will have many new questions about married life. You may find that your formerly bidda…