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A few articles/posts/essays I've come across lately that you might enjoy:

My Brother's Valuable Life, by Cal Thomas, a reflection upon the value of his brother with Down syndrome: "No life is a failure when it causes so many to care for others. At that my brother succeeded magnificently."

Four Ways for Writers to be Good Neighbors by Ellen Painter Dollar, a great reminder of what it means to care for the people you are competing with.

Seeing Takes the Kind of Time I Usually Haven't Got by Amy Wolgemuth Bordoni, a lovely anecdote about her son Elliott and how his distractibility may be a different kind of attentiveness. "He may not be book smart, but I am beginning to think he's pretty brilliant."

Anna Broadway's article ("Practicing Trust") on the sexual ethos of Christianity in the most recent issue of Books and Culture offers insightful analysis and practical, life-giving suggestions for single people within the church. You can only read the beginning here, but perhaps this link will entice you to subscribe to Books and Culture, one of my favorite magazines.

New Definition of Autism Will Exclude Many (New York Times): Changes to the way autism is diagnosed may make it harder for many people who would no longer meet the criteria to get health, educational and social services, researchers say.

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