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My son was born on December 9, 1999.  We called him Peter.  And what joy his life brought to Anna and me!  On Christmas Eve our parish priest baptized him—so …

Sydney Carton had no future as a lawyer. This was a point he had made many times, both to himself and to those who marveled at such talent gone to …

If you could send an text message back ten years to yourself, what would write? This question has been roaming my head for a couple days now. At first, I …

Time, 8:46 A.M. Place, American Airlines Flight 11. Characters and Scene, Mohamed Atta and his companions as they ram the hijacked plane into one of the Twin Towers, New York. …

I remember trying to learn the trumpet in high school—sitting in that classroom with everyone warming up and testing out their instrument for the first time. The noise was anything …

  What happens when somebody asks you to do something you’ve never done? Depending on what it is, to respond with nervousness can be quite natural. This is at least …

  I punch him in the arm. Hard, but not with all I’ve got. “You idiot,” I say, “don’t forget to look both ways before you cross the street.  Remember …

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