One Good Turn: a natural history of the screwdriver by Witold Rybczynski
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What is the average mall charging to see Santa?
It’s a special moment, but what’s the cost?
It’s that time of year again where families head to the…
Ten Toddler Things I Miss as My Son Turns 21
On December 07, 2013, my son Aaron turned 21. He lives here, while he sorts out his return to…
RTD: The Many Faces of Volunteerism
Sailor volunteers her time while in Malaysia.
With the season of giving in full swing, this week…
Dealing With Tragedy Through Faith
The murder of twenty children and six adults in a Newtown, Connecticut school was devastating,…
The Seed: Cancer in the Family Tree
The two pictures above depict two times we had four generations of direct father/son Taylor men…
My Relationship with Childhood Cancer
I sat there with tears in my eyes, scarcely able process what I was hearing.
What was being said…
Help! The Toys “R” Us Christmas Catalog is Making my Kid Crazy!
Oh boy. Toys “R” Us and their perfect playsets.
The Toys “R” Us Christmas catalog arrived at our…
Testicular Cancer: The Hardest Kick in the Balls
By the ripe age of 29, I had suffered every hit to the groin imaginable. Fists, feet,…