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The Shadow in a Selfie

Silence was the main means of communication about the deep, sharp tensions that sliced the fabric of family life.
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"Only Connect!"

The magnetism of spinal cord injury survivors.
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16 Tons

I see in Annie's eyes the fear of a personal apocalypse.
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This Brain Needs Sugar!

I groan louder because, I begin to know, I need help. I need help badly.
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Modern Love

How much organizing should one woman do to go out to dinner and split the bill? 
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"How's Your Sugar?"

This was bad news.  Alice August, a girl in my fifth-grade class, had diabetes, and she was a mess. 
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Stripping Bare

"I loved the eyes on me," she said at last, quietly.
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Deuces Wild

Marty doesn't play with us anymore. The guys talk about him occasionally: Ed reports that he is quieter, more remote, as kind and gentle as ever.
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A Sacred Circle

Everyone took her neighbors' hands and the circle steadied and tightened: we created and held that sacred space.
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What We Leave Behind

Women in a therapeutic writing group discover that adaptation includes grieving parts of themselves that they have to leave behind.
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The 50th First Day of School

The start of the school year presents opportunities for the survival of the fittest. Hop on the bus to learn how.