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We Need to Talk

Saying ‘I miss you’ without saying it

How a jar of coins and 50 questions became a familial lesson

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50questions was what it took to get his attention. Whose attention, you ask? On a recent episode of “This American Life” entitled “Alone Together,” a daughter named Josie told a story about how pestering her father with questions made him finally talk to her. Of course he’d “talk” — as in telling…




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Shamontiel L. Vaughn

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