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Life lessons from a raspberry bush [Commentary]

Life lessons from a raspberry bush [Commentary]

One of my favorite things about living in the Wyman Park neighborhood is that, although we're smack in the middle of the city and all it offers, the park is close by. And one of my favorite things about the park is that, for the first two weeks of July, the wild raspberries are ripe for picking.

I've looked forward to this activity every summer since my now-grown sons were wee. Back then, when the children helped pick, we would take the berries (the ones they didn't eat on the spot) home to make raspberry ice cream — delicious beyond words. All these years later, it still tickles me to know that I can find food right outside my urban back door.

So one recent morning, off...