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    • More Than a Handful

      When my autistic son is good, he's very, very good. But when he's bad, it's horrid.
    • Yiayia Sisterhood

      I took my great-grandmother's maiden name to bring down the patriarchy. Dunno if the patriarchy noticed, but I feel better.
    • Jessie's Girl

      She was cute, willing, and almost naked. I was smitten. But I knew that I was just another chick in the audience.
    • Toy Story

      How my brother-in-law turned Beanies into Weenies.
    • Living in the Moment

      I don't want to suggest that her experience of Alzheimer's is in any way representative, but Margaret is physically healthy and happy - even blissful.