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Baseball resting on home plate

Getting Home

How could Michael explain to his son that when you do nothing, bad things can happen, but also sometimes, even when you stand up and do all you can, things still can go bad?  More
Failed marriage

Long Past Time

With the news of his ex-mother-in-law’s death, a man faces disturbing questions about his failed marriage to a woman who had always seemed a stranger.  More
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The Awkwards

Hector parlayed a gift for computing into a good yet unsatisfying gig at QVC. But just when he was ready to quit the television network, Elaine showed up.  More

Crack

A chance encounter between an Iraq War vet and an Iraqi immigrant awakens painful memories.  More
skeletons

Like It’s Your Last

Recently divorced self-help junkie Bernie Bennis annoys family and friends with his “live each day like it’s your last” philosophy — but what if today really is Bernie’s last day on Earth?  More
Female Hands joined together

Goodness, in All Its Forms

Hoping to improve the world in her own way, Sarah joins the Altruism Project only to find herself in a philosophical dilemma concerning personal motivation and the meaning of “doing good.”  More
Grandmother walking with her grandson

An Unobstructed View

Terrified of spending the weekend with her 4-year-old grandson, Miriam has a surprise planned that’s sure to win the coddled child’s affection. Too bad the surprise also means a bad scare for grandma.  More
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