The movie 50/50 explores, with great pathos and endearing humor, what happens when a 27-year old man named Adam finds out he has cancer.  His survival odds stand at 50%.  This movie pulls no punches.  It’s real.  Adam’s best friend …

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If you could take a magic pill that would make it all better, would you?  Or if you could give your troubled, or autistic, or ADHD child a magic pill that would fix all her troubles, would you?  Would you …

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Madeline ran downstairs to the dinner table. “Mom, Dad: the toilet is making a weird sound, like it is choking!” Travis and I looked at one another. “What?”  I asked Maddie. “You know,” she replied, moving her dirty blond hair …

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Last night, I read an article written by Phil Taylor from Sports Illustrated called The Sandusky Effect, and like so many things written by ex-athletes and sportswriters regarding the Penn State scandal, it ignored the perspective of abused children.  See …

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