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To Elf or Not to Elf: That is the Holiday Question

We’re in this together, whatever side we fall on. “I got them the Lego Advent Calendar this year,” I told my bestie as we chatted about upcoming holiday plans. “It seemed to quiet the complaining about our lack of elf,” I added. I had already planned on the Lego Advent Calendar, in fact I boughtContinue Reading “To Elf or Not to Elf: That is the Holiday Question”

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His Independence Day

My neighborhood was echoing with explosions. On the way home that night, the sky was a gorgeous purple-blue. A huge fireworks show lit up the Illinois cornfields. I veered off to a country road for a minute, and watched them in silence, feeling my heart skip with every boom. I tried not to think aboutContinue Reading “His Independence Day”