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Strangers When We Meet Life

Strangers When We Meet

By Aine Greaney

For this woman, our shared New England history wasn’t one. The melting pot had never really melted.

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Memo To The Vatican: Get Real Religion

Memo To The Vatican: Get Real

By Eileen McNamara

By what measure of rational thought is a draft document that asks about homosexuals — and only asks — whether the Catholic Church is “capable of welcoming these people” a cause for celebration?

Long Island Viaduct, Long Ago Boston

Long Island Viaduct, Long Ago

By Steve Brown

The bridge was a metaphor for the connection we on the mainland had with those served by the programs on Long Island: It was shaky. It was tenuous. But at least it was there.

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Untapped Potential: Autistic Adults Family

Untapped Potential: Autistic Adults

By Susan Senator

Cleaning up the shopping carts may not be your dream job, but for guys like my Nat, walking around in the fresh air, putting things away, and not having to talk to people is an ideal way for him to spend his time.

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Pixel Pollution: A Screed Against Screens Media

Pixel Pollution: A Screed Against Screens

By Ethan Gilsdorf

We’ve gotten so used to seeing TV screens everywhere — taxis, gas stations, elevators, even bathrooms. It seems we’re never more than a foot or two away from our next media experience.

A Letter To My New Daughter About Love Life

A Letter To My New Daughter About Love

By Steve Almond

What makes your birthday special — aside from the fact, of course, that you entered our world — is that it marks a fundamental victory for the cause of love over hate.

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The End Of The Mommy Wars Life

The End Of The Mommy Wars

By Carey Goldberg

The purported battle between “stay-at-home” mothers and “working” mothers is officially over. But was there ever really a conflict to begin with?

Life After A Life-Changing Injury: Reflections From Travis Roy Life

Life After A Life-Changing Injury: Reflections From Travis Roy

By Travis Roy

Like the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, Travis Roy’s life changed in matter of seconds. Now, nearly 20 years after the accident that left him paralyzed, he offers a message of hope and consolation to the survivors struggling to come to grips with a new normal.

The Blessings Of Memory, Even Now Boston

The Blessings Of Memory, Even Now

By Lynda Morgenroth

In Boston’s delicate early spring, subject to changing temperatures and still wintry nights, we are haunted by memories, good and bad.

Sheryl Sandberg’s Biggest Blind Spot Life

Sheryl Sandberg’s Biggest Blind Spot

By Carey Goldberg

“Lean In” pushes women to work full-time in high-powered jobs, even through motherhood. But it seems to willfully disregard one glaring fact: A great many of us don’t want to.

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