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To My Neglected Friends: Smartphone Technology Is Hurting Our Friendship

THEN: Sitting around my  kitchen table, eight friends passed around vacation photographs. One friend told anecdotes of his summer adventures as I filled wine and soda pop glasses and fetched beers for our guests. Sharing vacation pictures was a great … Continue reading

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The Hunt is ON!

Scavenger Hunt (definition):  a game, typically played in an extensive outdoor area, in which participants have to collect a number of miscellaneous objects. My mini van was occupied by two sensible adults and four overly eager, almost frenetic teens. At … Continue reading

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UnPlug It!

The teens were seated in a long row, prior to the start of the play.  Every head was bowed; each pair of fingers tapping away on a phone.  These kids were friends, relatively good friends…….yet they were all engaged elsewhere. … Continue reading

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A Gritty Gal Camper….Past and (hopefully) Present

So we are planning a family camping trip….our first in over ten years.  And Jake, my 15 year old son, has flat out refused to bunk in, or anywhere near, my tent. Jake’s justification is simple. He says that he expects … Continue reading

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The Super-Mega Sofa Challenge……and the Company of Good Friends

“So a computer scientist, an architect, and a mathematician were trying to move a couch……..” This could be the start of a great comedy bit, right?  But the couch story is real….and it wasn’t all that funny. Josh moved last … Continue reading

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Unlikely Friends…….RoofTop Chalie and the Backyard Birds

They flock the feeders with noisy fervor.  They push and shove…… and even nip or bite to get their fair share.  Some take a bit of food and head off to feed their babies…..selfless and kind.  Others stay and indulge……gotta … Continue reading

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