Seattle writer Dan Savage on how a windfall check he got in the mail is hurting his family life. (11 minutes)
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There are many kids who do not gradually discover that grown ups don’t have a handle on everything. These kids already know.
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Nadia remembers the times that Luka’s father would suggest going to Crimea for vacation, as if it wasn’t Ukrainian land occupied by Russia.
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