The Sandy and Soft Sides of Depression

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What do you see?   This morning I am in Ocean City, NJ where, right now, there is a warm breeze blowing across the screened porch where I sit. I’m feeling much better, having washed away the sweat and grime and exhaustion of a night filled with an oppressively hot and still air. We’re going to the beach early to …

The 5 Ws of Thanks

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What can we give thanks for? Two weeks ago today, the unthinkable happened. A seven-month-old died. In her sleep. The young mother had put her down for a nap. And hours later the twenty-year-old was being whisked from one authority to another. “You would think they could have at least waited to question her. It’s like they think she did …

The Making of a Happy Liver

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Today, my job has brought me to a maximum security men’s prison in upstate New York. I was one of six adults enlisted to transport seven at-risk students to the prison for an awareness program. Five inmates, including three murderers, participate in an intensive training program before going on to teach delinquent students, to try to reach them, to encourage …