The New Adventures of Old Darla

Going back to college at my (ahem) advanced age has been quite the eye-opening experience. I've learned many valuable things, like the medical term bradycardia actually does not mean when one's heart rate goes up upon seeing Tom Brady's tight end. Also, never open your eyes during 'eye irrigation' practice when your smirking lab partner comes at …

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Dear Dad

Part of a parent's job is to make us feel safe. Comforted.  Accepted. Loved. Hopefully, this gives us the ability to venture out into the big bad world with little fear. You did that for me. Thank you. When I try to visualize your face, I see your smile and your twinkling blue eyes -- like we're sharing a secret …

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