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It’s easy to say I don’t want anything for Christmas except a happy, healthy family and friends who fall into the same categories. In fact, usually it’s so easy to say that it’s exactly what I’ve professed to for years. This Christmas, however, I find myself at a crossroads of sorts. A moral dilemma if […]

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I don’t know how it started, but for much of my adult life I have been an anti-giftee. I don’t like getting gifts. Not for Christmas. Not for birthdays. Not even for new babies. Maybe it’s the money thing. Maybe it’s a self-esteem thing. (Do I really deserve something so extravagant?) No matter, I am […]

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I am a freelance journalist. I have been since October 16, 1999. My income is based on my good ideas, talent, and a little luck. There’s one more component, too: The kindness of relative strangers — the editors, producers, and project managers who give me assignments. That’s why, every year, I take the time to […]

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