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Paying it Forward

  “When I was young, my dad told me that if they didn’t pay me to be good, then I was good for nothing. I was so confused. I never did figure out who ‘they’ were,” said Bruce. “Did you … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Parents

It rained for the first time in two months. Gabe ran around the front yard, laughing and celebrating. Monica and her daughter Cadence watched from the kitchen window. “Mom, are all gardeners so weird?” Monica sighed. “You father is special.” … Continue reading

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Parental License

John and Cathy sat at the kitchen table for supper. It was their habit to spend time at the end of the day to catch up with each other. “The Weavers had a baby,” announced Cathy. “Who?” “Jim and Beverly. … Continue reading

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The Commencement Address I Will Never Be Allowed To Give

  President, distinguished faculty, ladies and gentlemen, and graduates. Congratulations, you’ve just completed the modern equivalent of high school from 75 years ago. Well, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. 75 years ago all high school students were required to … Continue reading

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On the Schoolyard

(Overheard on the schoolyard.) “Billy’s parents just don’t get it.” “Why do you say that?” “On his birthday he asked for something hi-tech. His parents bought him a sonic toothbrush.” “Ouch.” “Yeah. Last Christmas he wanted something cool. His parents … Continue reading

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A Good Informant

Margie settled onto a bench near the playground and opened her novel. Morgan and Bryce, her six and four year old children, laughed as they climbed the monkey bars. Margie read one paragraph before Morgan plopped down beside her. She … Continue reading

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Risk and His Parents’ Basement

“I totally don’t know what to do. I’m freakin’ out, man,” said Dennis as he slid across the ice to Rob. “What’s up?” Rob was crouched down, preparing to throw his curling stone. “It’s my parents, man. Like, they totally … Continue reading

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