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How to be a Horton in a world full of Whos

After spending the holidays shuffling around in my melancholy pajamas, I’ve been slowly re-acclimating to life among functioning human beings. My guinea pig husband gets to watch my progress first hand. One morning while standing in the kitchen starting my caffeine drip, I looked over at the table where Len was typing away on his computer and smiling. Smiling!?! At 6:00…

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What we don’t know, he knows—you know?

I recently read that human knowledge is now doubling every 12-13 months. How can we even wrap our heads around that fact (unless our heads are growing at the same rate)? Think of it…next year at this time, we’ll have twice the data to sort through! Where are we going to put all those new facts and findings? At some point won’t “the cloud” come crashing down on…

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How to survive an empty-nested New Year

Over-indulging in holiday anticipation makes for one wicked emotional hangover. Three weeks ago, we were enjoying a long-awaited, pre-Christmas trip to Dallas with our sons, full of shopping, eating, and movie-watching wonder. Even though it was only a quick getaway, there was no post-trip let down. We still had the prospect of 10 more days of rich family bonding. All the…

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Why the world needs more cookies

She was worked up. She’d called our cellphones during the night at least eight or nine times. How is it that a frail, 88 year-old woman is able to pace anxiously about her room without ever leaving her chair? Yet there she was, and that’s what she was doing. She was jittery. Antsy. Nervously picking at everything within arm’s reach. “What’s wrong, Mom?”…

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