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Good Advertising

On Saturday my daughter and I were watching the Notre Dame football game, when an ad came on screen. Most television ads for universities show picturesque panoramic views of their campuses, smiling, diverse faces of professors, students and alums, with … Continue reading

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First Day of School

Before Mark’s alarm could go off, Miranda and Becky burst into his room and turned on the light. “Get up, sleepy head,” said Miranda. “Big day today,” added Becky. Mark groaned and covered his face with a pillow. “C’mon, get … Continue reading

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Santa and the Belief Clause

Early in December, Megan approached her dad. He sat in the living room, watching videos on his tablet. “Does Santa have an Instagram?” she asked. Her dad pulled out an earbud and focused on his daughter. “I don’t see why … Continue reading

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The Birthday Surprise

It was ten o’clock on Saturday morning when Pam got a call from her daughter Suzie. It interrupted her preparations for Stan’s sixtieth birthday party. “Calm down, Honey. Why are you crying?” asked Pam. “Why didn’t you tell me?” accused … Continue reading

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Traditions of a Modern Family

After another exhausting day, Brett and Andrea collapsed on the living room couch. Their children, Quinton and Hayley, were in their rooms, presumably doing homework. “I worry we don’t do enough together as a family,” confessed Andrea. “Huh,” grunted Brett. … Continue reading

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Applied Bioengineering

Amber burst through the front door and ran in search of her dad. She found him down in the basement playing Skyrim. “Dad! I figured out what I want to be,” she proclaimed. Her dad paused his game and examined … Continue reading

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Selective Memory

Aurora entered the living room and tussled Tanner’s hair. “You’re gettin’ shaggy. Time for a haircut,” she said. Tanner enjoyed the affection for a moment before a look of worry spread across his brow. “Did I scratch you? Sorry, I … Continue reading

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Savage

It was light and summery, adorned with bright coloured hibiscus flowers. It was the kind of shirt Duncan loved. He discovered it at a Summer clearance sale and snapped it up. At home, he immediately changed into his new prize. … Continue reading

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Comic Relief

Yesterday my daughter came up to me and said, “Did you know President John F. Kennedy wanted to convert America over from Imperial to Metric? Then he was assassinated.” “Do you think there’s a connection between the two?” I asked. … Continue reading

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Essentials

Jason stood at the front door with his suitcase at his feet. “Let’s go!” he called out. His son Tyler ran to meet him. He was only carrying a backpack. “What’s that?” demanded Jason. “You told me to just bring … Continue reading

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