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Inheritance

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The ABC's of buying a house in rapidly gentrifying Portland, Oregon

The Dark Month

A father tries to let go of memories from deployments in Afghanistan

The Lesson

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Mother-daughter day-drinking

The Hotel Cadiz

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It only takes a minute to destroy a marriage.

The Truth Is I Never Left You

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A young girl's seat assignment on the plane ride to America changes everything

Something Like Vertigo

A father's loss of balance destabilizes a whole family

I’ve Taught Monsters

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Helping students slay their worst fears with nothing more than a pencil, plenty of paper, and faith in the power of storytelling

It Wasn't Until I Was an Old Woman that I Began to Enjoy Being Beautiful

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After a lifetime of self-doubt, embracing the power of making unexpected fashion choices

The Wonder of the Look on Her Face

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A young writer discovers the most important tool of all

I Survived the Blizzard of ’79

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As the snow falls ever heavier and the temperature drops ever lower in the author's hometown, she ventures out into a world of white.

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