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Thank you, Dad — part 2

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Both parts of this post are an entry in Blogadda’s Tribute to Dad contest, sponsored by Pringoo. CoolDad For kids who love their fathers This is part two of a two-part series dedicated to my father. Read part 1 here. ——- We discovered, in mom’s absence, that we would rather not be domesticated. Sometimes…
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I love you, Ma — part 2

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This is part two of a two-part essay dedicated to my mom. Read part one here. Ma opted for voluntary retirement at the peak of her career. After committing 28 years of her life to the bank she quit at the prime age of 48. She said she needed to do it, so I…
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I love you, Ma — part 1

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This is part 1 of a two-part essay dedicated to my mom. The entire essay is also an entry in BlogAdda’s Tribute to your Mom contest sponsored by Pringoo. My mom’s not the typical mother. She never has been. Ma was always there — and still never was. I served food for myself when…
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Five reasons I love living in the Bay Area

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I remember when I flew to San Francisco from Iowa City the first time in September 2002 — my eyes and mouth remained open the whole time I toured the city. For someone coming from a town where the tallest building is eight stories high and scenery is defined by corn fields spotted with…
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