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An Ode To Fatherhood Family

An Ode To Fatherhood

By R. Michael Cassidy

Sending your last child off to college is a privilege and a joy. But it has also left me choking back a lump in my throat all spring, as we participate in a series of “lasts.”

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Why I Am Ashamed To Be Irish Life

Why I Am Ashamed To Be Irish

By Aine Greaney

The corpses of nearly 800 children may have been buried in a mass grave beside a former orphanage. Another shameful chapter in our country’s history.

My Lego Dilemma Boston

My Lego Dilemma

By Ethan Gilsdorf

Legoland Discovery Center Boston is set to open in Somerville this week. This has Ethan Gilsdorf thinking about whether the toys he grew up with have become too commercial.

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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.

It’s Me, Bank Of America. Really, It’s Me! Life

It’s Me, Bank Of America. Really, It’s Me!

By Chris Duffy

Heaven help you if you forget your username or password on certain websites. Trying to retrieve your log-in info can be like taking a Rorschach Test inside a hall of mirrors.

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Best Of Cog: I’m Not A Feminist, But… Best Of Cog

Best Of Cog: I’m Not A Feminist, But…

By Sarah Sobieraj and Frannie Carr

Before making a textbook feminist remark, Katy Perry recently swatted back the feminist label. Why? What is it about the mantle that has like-minded women running for the hills?

A Small Decision, Carefully Considered The Kennedys

A Small Decision, Carefully Considered

By Madeleine Blais

We proudly displayed the Kennedy’s card for decades. But this year I decided against it. Ted is gone, Joan has had a hard life, Kara died much too young. Treating their overbearingly cheerful card as a cartoon seemed wrong.

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