Raising Hope

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By Phil Gianficaro • The Intelligencer The sadness hits like a bomb. It arrives screaming from nowhere and explodes in his soul. Sometimes, it’s triggered while he’s driving and a song plays on the radio that his big brother Joel used to love. Other times, sadness envelops him for no reason except that, well, he just misses him terribly. A lump forms in his throat, and he loses a fight against tears. But each time the bomb drops, Johnathan Gingras … Read More