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There are two families in Thailand and one in South Korea that our family will always have a special connection to – families who loved our children before they became our children through international adoption.

“Ay, ay it’s hot” becomes the universal conversation starter in El Paso every June. (But at least it’s dry heat!)

Hopefully by now you’ve seen our call for Inc.quiries, where readers can submit questions. They’ve been pouring in.

It was a pleasure joining Sean Flanagan with KVIA Channel 7, Bob Moore with El Paso Matters and Brenda Reyes with Entravision to talk about nonprofits and the media at the Reimagine! nonprofit conference Wednesday.

Like many El Pasoans, my wife and I received something unpleasant in our mailbox last week. Appraisal notices blew in on the brown April winds, and El Pasoans everywhere cringed.

As a young man, after completing his mandatory military service in Israel, Yoram Ettinger came to El Paso to live with his aunt and uncle. He attended the University of Texas at El Paso, where he learned English and was introduced to a culture very different from that of his home country.

I distinctly remember making an appointment several years ago for one of my children with a pediatric specialist. I handed the receptionist the pile of paperwork and she handed me a paper with the appointment date – three months away. It wasn’t a particularly exotic specialty, but there were…

In my last column, I mentioned we were working on something called Inc.quiries and to stay tuned for more information. Now, we are ready to introduce it.

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