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The boyfriends of birthdays past

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Birthdays are much better with mutual acceptance (though muffins wouldn't hurt either).

They increasingly became part of the celebration, rather than the chief reason to celebrate.

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Glitz (check), glamour (check), gifts (oops)

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gifts

Out of gift ideas? Maybe these suggestions will work, or at least get your creative juices flowing.

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From LE to LA: the kindness of strangers

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What surprised me was what I got from the people. I had forgotten how good it feels to smile and be smiled back at. I know some say Americans are superficially nice, but I miss that friendliness. Every day I went to the boardwalk of Venice Beach in LA, I got hugs for no reason at all.

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Mid-30s: weird spot between birth & death

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To me the real weird part of being 34 comes from being a passive recipient of the life cycle at work: kids popping out like buns, deaths in a domino effect. (Photo: public domain)

You’ve known this all along, of course, but now you’re painfully aware.

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Larger than life: the story of Henrique Galvão

in Glocal/Philosophies by
Henrique Galvao

“As I sat there listening to stories of perilous travel and incredible chance encounters, I realized that the power behind Scott Galvão’s story was not in the inspiration it created for him alone, but the bigger picture his father’s life represents.”

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Finding meaning and magic in the mundane

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Emily in good old milky times. (Photo by Samantha Lacey)

There are stories and poems everywhere, and in everything.

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