Issue 12 | October 2013

front cover | Issue 12, October 2013


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THE JOURNAL | SUSAN » Family fun
The family that plays together stays together. Good thing we do a lot of playing.

THE JOURNAL | DUSTIN » Mr. Daddy
Fiona’s preschool teacher: among the many hats Dustin wears—a hard job, but worth it.

THE JOURNAL | FIONA » Playing with sticks
Forest school helps Fiona get out and enjoy nature. It also helps her make new friends.
My first visit to the dentist

HERE & THERE » April–September 2013

The story of Maria
By Susan | A subway ride in Queens unexpectedly brings a young girl’s beloved stuffed animal into our family.

STORIES » The burning of the Phoenix
By Susan | On a fateful summer day, a station wagon meets its fate—and then rises from the ashes. Hey, if it’ll drive, it’ll do.

BOOK REPORT » Recent reads and reviews
By Dustin | Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky; A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead; and Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield

OUR TIMES » America’s government closes up shop
By Dustin | Democrats and Republicans bicker, and the government shuts down.

WE BELIEVE IN CHRIST » Mormons & race
By Dustin | Despite at least 126 years’ worth of restrictions on the priesthood and temple, our faith affirms that all people are equal, to be treated with dignity, respect, and love.

LAST LOOK » Apple picking on the farm
Our annual fall tradition continues.

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