Love Letters

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The tragedy of national and family histories collide in Jung Hae Chae’s tribute to her grandmother.

Sometimes You Just Need to Make a Lot of Popcorn Very Quickly

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It’s called a “Popcorn Gun”. Watch and you’ll see how it got its name.

Pentagon Finally Decides to Dig Up Remains of Long Lost Soldier


After years of refusing to act, the U.S. military has reversed course and has decided to disinter the possible grave of Arthur “Bud” Kelder, a POW from World War II who is buried anonymously in an American war cemetery in the Philippines.

The Ways We Talk, the Ways We Listen


“My brother visits from Korea with his girlfriend, S. If they marry, I will not be the only adoptee in the family to return to Korea and marry a Korean woman.” By Matthew Salesses

Ordeal by Military Healthcare


After mysteriously falling ill while on a tour of duty in Korea, Brad Christy was put through the ringer of medical tests. The military healthcare system couldn’t find anything wrong with him, but slapped him with a sizable medical bill anyway.

Of Rag Dolls and Men


Erin Kelly, an adoptee with cerebral palsy, on having male influences.

25 Ways Moving Is as Stressful as Death


The “Love, Recorded” Guide to Staying Sane (and Married) While Moving, in 25 Points.

Asian Girlz and Rock Stars


Cully Perlman, married to a Korean Woman, weighs in on Day Above Ground’s attempted career suicide.

Father’s Day/Week/Life


It’s the “Love, Recorded” Father’s Day, but hasn’t it been Father’s Day every day?

Fear in Watertown


“Love, Recorded” during one crazy week in the Boston area. Was the fear the same for everyone?

The Return of Love


The “Love, Recorded” column returns: Matt’s wife comes back from Korea, but this time, it’s different.

NEWSER: Scientists Test Meth Addiction ‘Cure’


Scientists are testing a drug that may ‘cure’ meth addiction, and early results are good.

Kids and Toy Guns: Pretend Battles Rage On, Long Past Newtown


With his kids, Carter Gaddis straddles a line between regulating imaginative gun play and banning it

Dear Liberals, There is No Satisfaction to Be Had in the Tragic Death of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle

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Joanna Schroeder is stunned by the ways in which some liberals are responding to the murder of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle at the hands of a Marine with PTSD.

I Will Be Alone But Not Alone


In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt must deal with his old fears as he prepares for three months without his family.

Fear in America


In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt fears for his daughter’s future, in America and outside of America, in private and in public, and in the aftermath from the recent school shooting.