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Bringing My Father into Focus, Out of a Photo

I would recognize those eyes anywhere. They are bright blue and crinkle at the corners when he smiles. They are kind and compassionate most of the time, but harden icily when he’s mad. My dad’s eyes never lie. I have measured my…

Ben and Olivia 2013

Thank You, Ben Nunery, For Your Touching Photos

One of our guest bloggers, Erin Cleghorn, recently wrote a moving post about the loss of her father. More specifically, she revealed how a printed photo she had once hated out of pure vanity is now a cherished treasure. Erin’s dad passed away…

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Farewell, Dear Christmas Tree

I suck. Growing up in New Hampshire, my family always had a Christmas tree. We decorated the heck out of it: store-bought ornaments, homemade ornaments, tinsel, lights, angels, handmade (and slightly bloody) popcorn-and-cranberry garlands we made together at the kitchen table. It…