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What Broke My Father’s Heart: How A Pacemaker Wrecked Our Family’s Life

2010 June 18 By Katy Butler ONE OCTOBER AFTERNOON THREE years ago while I was visiting my parents, my mother made a request I dreaded and longed to fulfill. She had just poured me a cup of Earl Grey from … Continue reading

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Beyond Rivalry, A Hidden World of Sibling Violence

2006 Feb 28 By Katy Butler FROM INFANCY UNTIL HE reached the threshold of manhood, the beatings Daniel W. Smith received at his older brother’s hands were qualitatively different from routine sibling rivalry. Rarely did he and his brother just … Continue reading

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Many Couples Must Negotiate Terms of “Brokeback” Marriages

2006 March 7 By Katy Butler ONE HOUR INTO “Brokeback Mountain,” Amy Jo Remmele began to cry, and not just for the woman on-screen, standing in a doorway in Riverton, Wyo., watching her husband embrace a man. “When I saw … Continue reading

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The Grim Neurology of Teenage Drinking

2006 July 4 By Katy Butler TEENAGERS HAVE BEEN DRINKING alcohol for centuries. In pre-Revolutionary America, young apprentices were handed buckets of ale. In the 1890′s, at the age of 15, the writer Jack London regularly drank grown sailors under … Continue reading

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