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like magic, like clockwork


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like magic, like clockwork

Moving to California from Michigan, I worried about losing the glorious experience of the four seasons. I was ready for a break from the cold, sure, but I had never wanted to escape the natural clock of the seasons, the tick-tock of winter to spring to summer to fall. I wanted to stay in the comfortable […]

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turn around


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turn around

My parents came to visit us a few weeks ago, and after showing off the Bay Area for several days, we drove south to Monterey, parallel to the coastline, past green hills where cows lazily graze, through the Garlic Capital of the World (!). Perhaps my favorite part of our visit to Monterey was the bike […]

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on hunger, and ending it


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on hunger, and ending it

It is easy to think that I understand hunger. I’ve spent most of my career working for nonprofits, I live in a city in which poverty is extremely evident, I am far from wealthy by the standard definition, I have struggled to make ends meet. I have wished, many times, that I could afford better […]

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