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How Are You REALLY?


Dee, who is dying from cancer, says in the novel Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter, “Individuals ask me, how ARE you? But they don’t really want to know.  They don’t want to hear that I’m tired all the time, that my bladder is leaky and that I am on the watch for my systems shutting down. […]

Caring For Military Families


A reader asks, A friend of ours has a husband who is out of the country serving in the military. How can we as neighbors be supportive of her? My friend Karen Melinn offers this advice: Heather, the girl that grew up next door to us has been going through this.  I usually talk to her […]