Humor may not translate in tragic world
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Humor may not translate in tragic world

Writing humor in a tragic world can be difficult. When serious and even heartbreaking things are happening all around me, my little family stories sometimes feel like a cop out

Mom sees germy threats that son doesn't
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Mom sees germy threats that son doesn't

Upon entering the world, our son was offered a welcome bag complete with hand sanitizer, wipes and a clean little bubble he was immediately placed in

McKee founded law-enforcement force, but couldn't protect his son
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McKee founded law-enforcement force, but couldn't protect his son

A school spelling bee in Peaksville, Clark County, Mo., provided the setting for the untimely demise of a prominent cattleman of that neighborhood, 35-year-old Lloyd McKee

Gratitude ought to replace bad attitude
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Gratitude ought to replace bad attitude

One day last week, on an especially frustrating day, I looked at my friend and said what I'd been thinking all day long

The loss of parents still takes some adjustments
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The loss of parents still takes some adjustments

February 15th marked a year since Mom died – although Valentine's Day was the last time I saw her. It's now been a year and a half since Dad died