Once upon a time, I had a really close friend.  She was one of the first people who “got” me, and as such I felt truly comfortable sharing my insecurities and fears with her. Then she dumped me.  Where once we emailed back and forth several times a day, my emails were suddenly ignored. It wasn’t […]

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For the past fourteen years, my mother’s had three wishes: — To die. — To die peacefully in her own home. — To not spend the last of her days in a nursing home. None of her wishes has come true. The sad thing about this isn’t that my mother is spending her days in […]

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THE HEART OF A HERO Helping people comes naturally to Zoe Hamilton—she has the advice column to prove it. All she wants this summer, though, is to lick her postdivorce wounds in peace. That’s fine by her surly-yet-handsome neighbor, ex-army captain Jake Meyers; he just wants to be left alone. Jake might believe his emotions […]

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I’ve developed a real liking for audio books over the past few years.  Back when I was making the weekly six hour drive to my mother’s house, things like podcasts and audio books made the trips fly by.  There, I was super excited when this year, for Christmas, Captain Pete bought me a copy of […]

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