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Formerly homeless twins on the road to normalcy

CHICAGO — On a recent morning, twin brothers Frank and Anthony Nowotnik sat in a Starbucks in Uptown Chicago, sipping coffee and talking about the past. Anthony was clean-shaven and dressed in jeans and a black leather jacket. Frank looked more casual, with stubble across his chin, wearing a brown cap and a puffer jacket. Both smelled of soap and mouthwash.

Grow spiritually and get healthy in the New Year

The beginning of a new year is a great time to look at your spiritual fitness and your past nutritional habits, and make adjustments accordingly. If you’re like me, you probably want to make this the best year ever in both regards.
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A helping hand

Police officers delivered presents on Christmas Eve to the Monitor family burned out of their home last week.
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A new kitty or puppy for Christmas?

AUSTIN, Texas — The kittens looked so cute. Brother and sister Bengal mix kittens named Jack and Jill sat on a cat tree at the front of a local pet store. Soon we were holding both of them. Then Jack fell asleep on me, and Jill on my daughter, Ava. We had to get one, but we learned we couldn’t get Jill without getting Jack, so we went from a no-cat family to a two-cat family.

Make it a classical Christmas

A reader asked me to recommend some titles from classical literature for her nephew in middle school who, fortunately, loves to read. I sent her some titles, and got to thinking about the concept of “classical” literature.

Buddhist center to host spiritual study group

EAST WENATCHEE — The HUMUH Buddhist Center will host a Satsang spiritual study group at 4 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of the Cascade Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1550 Sunset Highway in East Wenatchee.