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Thanksgiving 2015: These Fun Holiday Facts Will Amaze You

Thanksgiving typically means food, family and football. But the holiday also might be remembered for the birth of another American tradition, the TV dinner. In 1953, someone at Swanson misjudged how many frozen turkeys the company would sell for Thanksgiving — by 260 tons. 494 more words

Every Person Deserves a Place to Call Home for the Holidays

Where will you spend your Thanksgiving?

If you spend it with family or friends around a table piled high with a feast, and maybe followed by a football game, you have much to be thankful for. 544 more words

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My Mom Fled War Too: Finding Compassion for Syrian Refugees

Sonia Orellana stepped into the musty van, unsure of what awaited her. The then-17-year-old, a mere cipota, Salvadoran slang for little girl, had heard stories of what happens to young Salvadoreñas during their nearly 3,000-mile trek to the United States: kidnappings, rape, death. 1,086 more words

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Extracting Meaning From Circumstance: The ghosts I run with, a personal narrative

Journalist, Matt Tullis, says he writes about his battle with childhood leukemia often as a way to process and create meaning out of the tremendous struggle that dominated his life. 548 more words

Updates For November 2015


Before I begin, I must make an apology to my subscribers for failing to deliver a personal narrative on updates to my life thus far last week.   735 more words

The Tuesday before Thanksgiving: a moment of symmetry in a ragged life

It’s been a strange couple of years.

In August 2013 I moved to Seattle to take a new job. I was leaving the city I love, leaving my friends and my life and diving blind into the great unknown. 610 more words

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