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Submitted on 01.08.2015

BIO My name is Arthur Lazarus. I was born in New Hampshire in 1935 and grew up in Waltham, Massachusetts in a stable suburban family. I graduated from University of Maine in 1957 with a […]

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Gigi, your kiss is broken

Submitted on 12.13.2014

Written by: Penelope Michel “Gigi, your kiss is broken.” The wisdom of a six-year-old. I cannot pucker my lips to kiss this precious angel. Some of us have broken bones or broken hearts. I have […]

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