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  • Grandmother to girls: glittery shoes, hair ribbons and hard questions

    And she makes five. When Claire Renee, all wrinkled skin and wispy black hair, arrived on Election Day, the first child of my middle son, this precious (and, of course, precocious) addition confirmed a trend. Mine is now a family of granddaughters, a new...
  • In Florida cyberbully case, where were the parents, teachers, friends?

    There is perhaps no more heartbreaking story in the news these days than the suicide of a bullied 12-year-old Florida girl, a death all the more distressing because it was a preventable loss of young life. The sadness extends beyond the obvious. Two...
  • Texas teen's 'affluenza" defense is absure

    It's so difficult to avoid absurdity these days, and more difficult yet to witness how outlandish defenses, ridiculous justifications and bizarre explanations work in favor of those who need the book thrown at them. Those who, if our justice system weren'...
  • Best Christmas toys use a child's imagination, not their thumbs

    I felt like a little girl all over again, pig-tailed and knock-kneed, eager to be left alone to play. One bin brimmed with sealed packages of shiny new jacks and little pink balls, another with a collection of Pickup Sticks. In this cramped back room of a...
  • Boomers, it's time to reassess our legacy

    The new year is but a few days old, and already, before it has had time to grow whiskers and wrinkles, 2014 can claim its very own historic milestone: The youngest baby boomers have begun turning 50. Along with that big five-oh, come discounts -- yay! --...
  • Resolved to get out of my rut in 2013

    "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." -- Andre Gide, Nobel Prize-winning author It may be a sign of maturity -- or more likely a symptom of sheer exhaustion -- that I've limited myself to one New Year's...
  • Bug hunting in the great outdoors

    The breeze has turned brisk, the weather uncharacteristically balmy for this time of year. So on a bright morning when I've been rewarded with two of my granddaughters, I order them out of pajamas and into sneakers and T-shirts. "Put on your good eyes,"...
  • Keep your grip and your smile

    One of the duties of a caregiver turns out to be a task no one ever mentioned to me, not even in passing. Call it, for the lack of a better term, the oral progress report. When you live with a person recovering from a serious illness, you're not only...
  • The enduring power of love and marriage

    Something's in the air, something sweet and tender, innocent even, because I've recently read two stories about the enduring power of love. In this era of disposability, when throwing out seems easier than fixing up, couples who've been married for...
  • Refusal to perform CPR defies explanation

    The 911 call between an emergency dispatcher and a nurse at a California retirement home is so chilling, so horrifying, I had to listen to it twice to make sure I'd heard right -- it so defied the most basic tenets of compassion and human decency. On the...
  • Encyclopedia still speaks volumes

    We have an ongoing debate in our house: What to do with my 1966 World Book Encyclopedia. I want to keep it, regardless of how yellow its pages or how little I use it. Actually, I haven't cracked one of the green-and-cream books in forever. I do almost...
  • I flunked Christmas decorating 101

    So there I am, sitting at the dentist's office, browsing through glossy magazines brimming with lavish Christmas displays -- garlanded mantels, ornate door wreaths, perfectly decorated balsam firs -- when I get choked up. It's not the spirit of the...