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How to Plan a Family Reunion (Or Get Out of Planning One)


When I was a child, I daydreamed of living alone in a chicken coop in our backyard. Not the one with the chickens in it. No, my chicken coop would be decked out—and clean. My parents would bring me food, and none of my nine brothers and sisters would ever enter unless I invited them. I’d feel guilty admitting this publicly if I didn’t know some of them used to wish I lived in the chicken coop too. Also that they don’t read my column.

Anyway, I’ll bet they had similar fantasies, though theirs may have featured better accommodations. You like your space when you grow up...

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