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The Colleary Family Christmas Letter

2014 was neither the best of times, nor the worst of times. It was just, well, times.

Nobody contracted ebola, nobody was kidnapped by the FARC in Colombia, nobody gambled away the nest egg, nobody inadvertently married Stephen Collins, nobody crashed Kim Kardashian’s nude booty shoot, nobody became a horcrux for part of Charlie Sheen’s soul.

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What I Know About Sisters Now That I’m In My 40s

Here’s what I know about sisters in my 47th year: The truth will set you free I’ve been jealous of my younger sister, Gina, for as long as I can remember.  Well, that’s not completely true.  She did have a

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Will My Daughters Ever Love Each Other? aka Sibling Rivalry Ack

Clare and I were rolling around with our fat cat Marilyn Monroe on the bed I’ve been inhabiting with the flu for the last two days when Bridget came in to join us. Clare, “No, no!  You may not come

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