articles by colleen chao


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When motherhood comes late

[When I wrote this over three years ago, I knew of only one other “older mom” of younger kids. I was in uncharted waters. Since

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A man like Roy

He stole through the church doors, long, lanky, and strong of stench. His bony limbs were swallowed in oversized tweed, his hair a matted mess

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As a new year dawns….

For years I religiously observed a late-December ritual of journaling my hopes and goals for the New Year. It was an ambitious, idealistic list, but

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