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A Holiday Story: Healing the Ghosts of Christmases Past

Each scene, repeated to me over the years, is engraved on my memory—a series of bleak Christmas cards reminding me of the Norman Rockwell family my father never had.In this tableau, my father sat next to my grandfather. Happy and high-spirited, young Joe joked around, patting his father on the back, urging him to take second and third helpings of the Christmas meal. Read More

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Pythia Peay writes about psychology, spirituality and the American psyche.

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