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by Heidi Ritzel
by Nicholas Cashman
by Linda Morse
by Kate Burke
I was the one with pen in hand,
building imaginary worlds with words.
But my dad held the tools that built my life.
He constructed the foundation for his young immigrant family,
My Hero - My Grandpa
Who do you think of when you hear the word hero? Maybe famous athletes, authors, or even politicians. My hero is a little more ordinary, my grandpa Long.
My grandpa is a...
I SPEAK FOR MY FATHER: A DAUGHTER'S STORY
Part 1: The Beginning
Ayn Rand states that altruism should never be confused with goodness, kindness, to others or respect for others and...
Goodbye to My Steam Man
Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) takes prisoners, and it does not discriminate. When LBD targets someone, there isn't a cure and no escape—it’s a one-way journey with...
All Too Familiar
This terrible disease was all too familiar to my family and I. Almost two years ago, my mother, who was only newly 52 at the time, was diagnosed with LBD. My family...
LBD is Not My Daddy
My mother and father separated when I was 2. Not long after my father remarried and had two other children. Although we didn't see each other every day...I was still Daddy...