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Learn to fix your vacuum

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broken peg on Dyson vacuum

We live in a disposable society. Products are designed to last for the duration of their warranty period and to break soon after. Those product designs include non-standard, factory-installed parts that render the average person powerless in the face of repair. My grandpa would be disappointed. He was a radio operator during WWII and could fix anything. Brought up during… Read more »

The Gift of Grief: How a Death Helped Me Process My Son’s Down Syndrome Diagnosis

gift of grief

From the diagnosis stories I have read in the years since my son Kyle was born with Down syndrome, I appear to be one of a small minority who did not feel grief after a child’s official diagnosis. I could never quite figure out why. I chalked my lack of grief up to previous positive interactions with people with Down… Read more »