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Ode to Sorrow (And All of the Lonely Hearts)

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Grief first came to me in the fall of 1987. It wasn’t my own. I watched it from afar as my great-aunt Maxine pulled the blankets from her bed and carried them to the laundry room; her head buried in their scent from days—maybe weeks—worth of wear. Her husband hadRead the Rest…


Saint Jerome, Big Mom, and the Ghosts of My Past

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Wafts of patchouli tickled my senses. Flames of tea candles danced in wind that had crept through a large, curtain-less window where the sun cast its beams across the tiled floor. I sat on a cold metal chair, my arms stretched out across a card table, taking deep breathes andRead the Rest…


Partnerships Come in All Forms, But Storytelling is Always at the Core

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Partnerships come in all forms, both transactional and transformational. The deepest of these involve a connection and understanding of each other’s stories . . . our likes, our fears, our dreams. In the words of Harper Lee, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his pointRead the Rest…


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