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A chilling reminder from Nazi Germany

Over the weekend I finished reading Erik Larson’s “In the Garden of Beasts,” which a friend recommended to me. I haven’t read much narrative nonfiction before, but this one is amazing. I could hardly put it down. It made me … Continue reading

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Growing up left-handed in a right-handed family

My Twitter feed led me to this article by Web Ink Now: Thinking Right (and Left) about Content Marketing. Here’s a section from the article: Left-brain thinkers focus on the logical, rational, sequential, and analytical while right-brainers prefer more random, … Continue reading

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Sorry! Coughing leads to translating confusions

When I was just getting to know my future husband, something he did always puzzled me. Occasionally I’d have a cold or a tickle in my throat and cough, and he would always say, “Sorry.” When this first happened, I … Continue reading

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Matthew 18:15-17 model of marriage resolutions?

An interesting Huffington Post article about New Year’s resolutions¬†got me thinking. I rarely make New Year’s resolutions because, like so many others, I find that resolutions made on any day of the year without serious follow-up are doomed to fail. … Continue reading

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Congratulations to another interracial couple!

So one of my husband’s college friends called to wish us Happy New Year and announce his engagement to his girlfriend. Except it’s not a typical engagement – she’s from the U.S. and he’s from China! It always makes my … Continue reading

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The husband who listens too well

Sometimes I hear from wives who complain that their husbands don’t listen enough. I have the opposite problem. My husband listens too well. Inklings of this problem began to surface while we were still unmarried but just friends. I’d be … Continue reading

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Similarities between my sister and husband

My sister and I are very close. We used to quarrel and bicker all the time when growing up, and then came a magic day (I forget when) in our childhoods where we realized that we actually were friends, and … Continue reading

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When multicultural matches don’t work out

A friend of a friend was dating a young man from Africa not so long ago. I never got to meet him because he was living in the U.K., where she had met him on a study abroad trip from … Continue reading

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A Skype wedding

One of my friends has a distant relative who married someone from Austria. She said at the wedding ceremony, the happy couple set up a computer and Skype video stream so that the bride’s family in Austria could watch (the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Father’s Day across cultures

Happy Father’s Day, everyone, in whatever way you celebrate it! I say this because I have recently noted how differently we mark Father’s Day around the world. We even have different dates, depending on the country. When I first got … Continue reading

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