How My Husband (and Chinese Takeout) Saved Christmas Eve

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Heather Gray remembers a Christmas Eve that could have been a disaster and turned out to be amazing.

Sporting Goods: An Alternative Gift Guide

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A different approach on gift giving for the outdoorsman

A Father, A Son, and Making Up For Lost Time

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With the holiday season upon everyone, Joe Rutland takes some time to remember how a once-broken relationship with his dad became one of his greatest gifts.

What Does Fatherhood Look Like? I’ve Never Seen It

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Jon Magidsohn wonders if it’s possible to capture fatherhood with a camera.

A Letter To Those We Once Loved

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Just because it’s not there now, doesn’t mean it wasn’t real. From James Sama.

My Fear of Forgetting

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What was it like for Sachin Rudraraju to go through his young life, never sure what he would be able to remember?

My Homegrown Haircuts

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For Reginald Schroeder, haircuts are more than just a few minutes in a chair with scissors and clippers.

Great Experiences Build Memories: The Top 6 Ways Our Family Looks for Fun and Joy

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Using Membership Rewards® from American Express, my family can experience a whole lot of things that might have otherwise been out of reach.

Why I’m Okay with Dad Missing the Big Things

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My husband may miss the “big things”, but the little things he does may be even bigger.

Hardwood: My Pioneer Upbringing and Queering the Old Order

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The Amish are often laughed at and misunderstood. This is the story of a gay man who does not regret his Amish upbringing.

We Sold Bonkers. We Sold Life.

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For Gary Almeter, selling his childhood board games was like looking at a movie of his life.

Cherished Mementos

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How do you let go of cherished possessions while still holding on to the memories? Leo Babauta has some suggestions.

When It’s Worth Breaking the Rules

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Most of us live life by rules we set, but sometimes we want to break them. Mike Iamele did just that at a recent wedding weekend.

How We Measure Life And The Secret To Stretching Time

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We’ve often been told to hold onto time, but how do we do that? Steve O’Neill shares.

As Tears Go By

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Ben Shaberman shares how he became a man who cries. It was a surprise, beginning with a movie and an unexpected connection to his father.

Dreams and Lost Opportunities of My Father

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Charles Hale has pictures of his father’s life in the Navy. He wonders how his father felt about things that didn’t happen.