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A Family Meal

A Family Meal

As usual, we sit around the table and focus on our screens. My mom fidgets nervously, searching for a topic to break the silence. My dad’s glasses reflect glare from his computer, obscuring his eyes, but it doesn’t matter- I wouldn’t look at them anyway. A time of...

Changing Times

It was a bleak time for my family. My dad was between jobs, my sister was going into her junior year, and I was starting fifth grade. I was a small young boy, on the cusp of puberty, and I was growing up faster than I wanted to. Fifth grade was very scary for me as I...