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When I don’t feel beautiful …

I have a friend, we’ll call her Jane, who I see on a weekly basis. Every week, she has on the same faded dark blue pants and blue coat. She wears a pink and blue knitted hat, which she never takes off. Although I sit down next to her so we can talk, she rarely … Continue reading

Looking for real love on Valentine’s Day? It may not be what you expect.

I’ve never been without a Valentine since I was old enough to care about one. I used to brag about the story of my senior year Valentine’s Day. From one boy, I received a soft teddy bear holding a satiny red heart; from another a dozen long-stemmed roses; and yet another a pair of beautiful … Continue reading