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“Look, bud, I said ‘Your money or your life.‘” Jack Benny, the legendary tightwad pauses and says, “I’m thinking it over.” Great gag! It would be tough to find anyone who would seriously consider choosing money over his or her […]

If you treat a sick child as an adult and a sick adult as a child, it usually works out pretty well. That’s how it goes in the May household. “Buck up!” is the mantra Karen May repeats when one […]

“I know it’s nit-picky, but the actual quote is, ‘If you build it HE will come.’” Marnie is talking about an article she read in the NY Times about a new invention that there’s no known use for. She’s disgusted […]

The yoga class was over. It’s a small studio in Bloomfield Hills, an affluent suburb just outside of Detroit. Six exhausted women were in various stages of getting ready to leave. Three were cleaning their mats, one was putting on […]

You threw some coins in the Salvation Army kettle.  You and your grocery cart stepped aside for the Mom behind you in line with her cranky kid. You spent a couple of hours with great-aunt Mildred shopping for brassieres. Good […]

He is a brown-skinned visitor from Indonesia. He has a slight build, one you would expect from an Asian.  Adi came to America to attend MIT; he has a knack for programming. Adi told Linda, his new friend from Boston, […]

“Come on down here with me, baby girl.” I would walk on hot coals for my Grandmother, so getting down on my knees with her at bedside was no problem at all.  She wanted to make sure that, at 6, […]

Katherine loves to travel. She thrives on the excitement of discovering new places and removing herself from the ordinary routine of everyday life. Despite her sense of adventure, she was never a big fan of flying— until something changed her […]

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