Stepping Away From Tragedy

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We’re all recovering from something, but that’s okay. Just keep stepping.

Fear and Loathing in Pittsburgh: The Online Mauling of a Parent Just Like You

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Angry commenters rushed to persecute a woman whose son fell to his death at the Pittsburgh Zoo. If it’s true that horrific accidents could happen to any parent, why can’t we accept that?

You Never Know: Alone with Sandy

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Sean Carney knows how to dress for emergencies.

Why Smoking Is Banned on Airplanes

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A tale of chivalry and danger from the days when airline travelers could smoke on commercial flights.

Dear John: She’s Not Fit To Be Tied

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This week, Dear John addresses a guy who is stuck on “his way” in sex, a long unsaid apology, and a dented car.

What Is Meant to Be?

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Atalwin Pilon travels from the monasteries of Thailand to the Sydney gay scene, and finds we are all connected.

Stitches? Nah.

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Matt Peregoy’s dad teaches a lesson in self-sufficiency.

A Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem

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Not every suicide looks like a suicide.

Character Lesson

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That which does not kill you, builds character.

My Fourth Father’s Day

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Being the father of a daughter is one of the hardest jobs ever: you are molding her into the woman she will become, someday.

Ishmael

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After the the bombs fall, reality seeps back in through the flesh and senses. A poem.

Of Dogs and Children

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Chase McFadden sees a lot of similarities between dogs and children. Don’t be surprised.