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In the very back of our game closet, where the abandoned toys retreat, we have a toy that changes shape and colors with a twist of a joint. It’s a simple toy, with no set rules, no blinking lights, no buzzers announcing failure or success. The simplicity is both mesmerizing and irritating. I…

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The first strands of sunlight stretched across the Friday morning horizon like a detached bystander, unaware of the anxious uncertainty that had consumed our state for the last week. Yet, it was comforting to see something normal and predictable in a time when so much is not.

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As a small child in the early 1990s, I grew up watching reruns of the television show, “Mister Rogers Neighborhood” on PBS. While I may no longer be able to tell you the plot to a trip to the Neighborhood of Make Believe, I will always remember Fred Rogers and his cast of characters made me …