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Community Voices features opinion pieces from a wide variety of authors and perspectives. MinnPost welcomes submissions on current topics of broad interest in Minnesota. We suggest that they be limited to 800 words.

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Life's disturbances arrive whether you're ready or not

While driving to Arizona, I thought about how rapidly life can move from pretty OK to seemingly awful. I wondered if my wonderfully active mother was lost to me.