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Addendum to Heroic Mothers: Less Self-Pity

Okay, some of you have reminded me that I don’t need to be a hero or activist to be okay. That seems fair. I’m lowering the bar for me and for everyone else. For those of us suffering from a … Continue reading

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Heroic Mothers, I Salute You

How can you watch Susan Bro speak about her daughter without tearing up? What a magnificent woman and mother. On July 31, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry lost her only son to a drug overdose, but she is back at work, … Continue reading

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“Never Gotten a Break”

This is a clip from an episode of This American Life, currently playing on Showtime. It’s called ‘Never gotten a break’ and it’s the story of a young man with a degenerative muscular disease that leaves him nearly paralyzed and … Continue reading

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