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God Is Big: How Facebook Helped Jana Riess Grieve

Is it true that Facebook has a policy of shutting down a FB account when the owner dies — much to the distress of friends and family members who continue to visit the site.

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A Case of the Human Condition: The Trouble With Daffodils — and My Writing

The trouble with daffodils is they have no subtext. They are all cheer and sparkle and optimism. They are avatars of perky. They get on my nerves.

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A Case of the Human Condition: The Center of the Universe? It’s a Little Beach in Michigan, of Course

If I were drawing a map of the world, its center would be at Bass Lake, just where its outlet flows into the great, blue Lake Michigan. I have lived in California for nearly two decades, but like my forebears – my mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother – I return to Lake Michigan every chance I get.

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