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My husband Ivan and I do not happen to adhere to the practices of any organized religion, and before we had kids that seemed to be working just fine. We come from different backgrounds (mine agnostic with varying degrees of Christianity in my heritage, his a mix between Jewish and agnostic), but had generally landed in the...

Could it be that my mother is actually cooler than I am? On Halloween night she breezed off to some party dressed as Cruella De Vil, while I bundled up for a four hour "get out the vote " shift handing out Democratic sample ballots to early voters in Mclean, Virginia.
 
She had borrowed my clothes, makeup, and...

They are down. I tiptoe past their doors barely breathing, listening for a sound. Please save your applause, my two boys (3 months old and 2 years old) are sound asleep AND at the same time, no less. With extra bounce, called glee, relief, freedom call it what you like, I fly down the stairs open the front door and place my...

The colossal automobile hurtled past the stop sign and into the intersection, leaving Riqi no time to turn the wheel or hit the brakes. Sitting in the dingy passenger seat (and struggling to *hurry, hurry, hurry; get the seat belt on*), I saw it all happening with unbearable slowness. Our jellybean of a Geo Metro spun around...

The people of Appalachia have sacrificed everything including their lives for energy in America. We must put a stop to mountaintop removal coal mining and transition to renewable energy to allow us our homeland security and to preserve our rightful place and culture in the mountains. -Maria Gunnoe
 
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