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I could hear yet another fight erupt from the basement. I waited the obligatory few minutes, hoping they’d work it out themselves. I listened, inwardly cringing. But peace didn’t come. Instead, I heard even more shuffling, yelling, crying, and a sound I assumed was a dump truck being chucked across the room. It was time[…]

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We walked out of the hospital emptyhanded. In December 2010, we discovered that our son Carter had never developed kidneys—a diagnosis that at the time offered zero hope of survival. His tiny body would not be able to sustain life after birth. We were devastated, but pregnancy became our time with him. For seven weeks,[…]

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When I was young, my Dad worked for the Northeast Indiana Solid Waste Management District. What a mouthful, right?!? There’s not even a good acronym for that. So whenever a friend or teacher asked what my Dad did, I always told them he worked for The Recycling People. The Recycling People’s office was within walking[…]

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What was your first memory of music in your life? As a five year old, I remember hearing Michael Jackson’s voice, (the Dangerous album), on the radio and being blown away! I asked my dad, “Who is that?! Can I hear more?” He took me to our local record store and bought me the album on cassette.[…]

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