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Hair Today, Crone Tomorrow

By Kellie Purcill

A few weeks ago, close to the mirror, pondering how long I could reasonably go before a haircut I thought “Hey, my highlights aren’t growing out!” Another look. A closer, held breath examination. My highlights aren’t highlights – they’re white hairs. A whole forest of them, boldly snuggled in with the aggressively orange/red strands. That’s …

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A House of God

By Kathyrn Lynard

The atmosphere in the newborn intensive care unit was hushed, the light dim. My son Sam, one week old, lay naked on a padded warming bed, covered with a mess of tubes and wires. IV lines in his hands and feet, monitor leads on his chest, a ventilator tube down his throat—all connecting him to …

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