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Happiness Highlights: Falling in Love with Pittsburgh

New York City. San Francisco. Pittsburgh. One of these things seems like it doesn’t belong, but they are all cities I have eagerly anticipated visiting during our year of travel. Yes, Pittsburgh. Becky, one of our favorite people, lives in … Continue reading

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In lieu of flowers, I forgive.

It is said that somewhere in Iowa, a small town’s football team still takes a knee before each game.  The players and coaches join hands and bow their heads, and they defy the laws that tell them that they cannot … Continue reading

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Surviving a Tornado. A video.

I’ve heard a million stories about the tornado that wiped out my hometown, Parkersburg, Iowa, last spring. I’ve seen pictures and books and newspaper stories. I’ve sifted through the rumble and walked through the war zone. And none of it … Continue reading

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Because No One Has Ever Obsessed About Their Reunion

If there was ever a reason for navel gazing, this is it: My 10 year class reunion is in two months. I’ve gone back and forth on whether or not I’m attending. On one hand, I haven’t seen my mom … Continue reading

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