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Broken Pattern — If Only You Knew: A Laugh or Cry Look

By Teresa Bruce

My phone fought me first. It froze me out, cut me off, and refused to respond. It couldn’t have curtailed communications any better if it had been thrown into a pond by Sun Tzu. Meanwhile, my washing machine wobbled its way into the rebellion. It acted out by spinning tales of trust instead of laundry. …

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Grandma’s Desk: A Mingled Artifact of Family and Church History

By Teresa Bruce

My grandmother’s secretary desk moved into my home last week. An heirloom of both classic and outdated beauty, its story has made me wonder for as long as I can recall. One of Grandma Leone’s beaux presented the fold-down desk to her as a gift in the early 1930s. When I learned this origin as …

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