Photo: Raul Lierberwirth, Creative Commons, cc license Drying my hands on my pants, I stepped around the corner. Sitting outside the church sanctuary on hallway benches, a young couple leaned close. Smiling and bending down to hug them, I talked briefly, already hearing the first song playing. Photo: Theen Moy, Creative Commons, cc license My…

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“Mark, would you mind carrying the heavy basket of laundry to the bedroom, please?” It seemed counter-productive to lug away the pile of unfolded clean clothes without finishing them, but I knew that people would be arriving shortly and I wanted the crumpled jeans, rumpled shirts, cheetah print underwear out of the living room. Stacking…

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Our words hung in the air, awkward and heavy. With anger and hurt on both sides, there was no easy fix. Photo: Ed Yourdon, Creative Commons, cc license “I have to go. Morgan needs to get to class.” The drive is quiet, somber; a respectful honor in the silence. Beside a sunny library window, I…

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