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sibling rivalry

Survival of the Fittest? Sibling Rivalry At Its Finest

I grew up the second oldest in a family of four. I have two brothers and a sister and we are all four years apart. Growing up we were pretty close and shared so many fun memories of family trips, weekly dinners and our 1980s basement antics complete with Nintendo 64, VHS movies of “Goonies” and […]

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little league

Bigger Than Little League

Before the summer of 1989, I didn’t know a fastball from a foul ball. That was the summer that my town, Trumbull, became bigger than just a speck on the map of Connecticut. On a day in late August, we sat riveted in front of our televisions, watching as a bunch of 12-year old baseball […]

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suburbs

Suburbatory

When I was eight years old, my father almost got us killed in New York City. Long story short, we were going to visit a great-aunt in Hell’s Kitchen (the name itself should have been a clue) and my father pulled our red station wagon into a parking spot that a “local” man had apparently […]

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