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Ask Amy: Pandemic experience has triggered food hoarding

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

I don’t think this is a recent phenomenon, but surely the pandemic has made it more pronounced.

I’ll explore this in future columns.

Dear Amy: Regarding your answer to “Sad Mad Daughter,” who was providing care for her abusive and elderly mother – you failed to mention an important aspect of this: Her own children are watching.

She is modeling compassion. Surely this will be returned to her.

– Been There


Dear Been There: Compassion begets compassion. And even if it doesn’t – it is its own reward.


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