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Little Things

There is no more exquisite love, friendship and torture than among cousins.Gen-Now McGradys continue the tradition. Children in our family, at least in my generation, have always been hard-won. My father married his first wife in the early 1960s. When the relationship soured, she picked up Ilya, their 3-year-old son, and spirited him away to Israel. My dad, a big …

Vanessa McGradyLittle Things
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Baby Steps

Lucy needs to make room We were all there together: the suburban couple who both wore round wire-rimmed glasses; the very big blonde with the creamy skin and lovely handmade glass jewelry accompanied by her mother; the two young guys who looked like they were on break from boy-band rehearsal; the unapologetically late lesbians; the empty-nesters. We came to hear …

Vanessa McGradyBaby Steps