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Same dragon, different day.

It’s Memorial Day, a day Americans set aside to honor and remember the thousands of men and women who’ve lost their lives in service of our country. As someone who served in the military, Memorial Day has long held special significance for me. But now it’s a particularly sad day: My cousin, who’s in his …

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It’s Mother’s Day. I’m spending it with my mother and my aunt at my mother’s townhouse. Mr Wren is coming over later with a gift of fresh-laid eggs from our hens. We’ve no plans except to be willfully slothful. Two days ago it was California-May hot outside: 91 degrees, dry as a bone without a …

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“Is there anything else you want to tell me?” Dr. McA asks. We’ve already been through the usual: How my RA—and the hip bursitis—are treating me; what, if anything, hurts; the medications I’m taking and how I’m tolerating them. I’ve ticked off most of the questions on my list. One item, however, remains. “I just …

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