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Julia Elliott

Articles by Julia Elliott

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An Imperfect Tribute

My dad was an unlikely father. He’d told me once that he’d never really cared if he had a child, but my mother wanted kids and that’s what you did

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Kids Today

Back in 1956, parents and the public at large were up in arms over the “vulgarity” and “animalism” of Elvis Presley’s dance moves. Many were convinced that those swiveling hips

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Cats and Cookies

It was meant to be. As I was settling down to write this letter focusing on this month’s cover story about the importance of simple joys, one of my own

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Good Marksmanship

I think I’ve held a bow and arrow once in my whole life. It was at a nature camp I attended around fourth grade. I can’t remember if I was

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Of Memories and the Memorable

“How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d.”

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