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My backgammon coach, Zdenek Zizka, who happens to be 23 years old and the youngest grandmaster ever in the sport, recently played in the finals of the…
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I live in Maine when I’m not traveling for business, which has become more and more infrequent. I feel connected to the earth here – and when I’m in…
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From October 2003 Last week the headmaster from the school my daughter attended through fifth grade was arrested for child pornography. It seems that he…
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I’ve figured out the obesity problem. It’s the food group thing. It’s not about what you eat, necessarily, but about with whom you eat, where you eat…
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“The rearview mirror is smaller than the windshield for a reason.” — Christine Merser OK, let’s just get this part said so we can move on. Yes, it’s…
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I wrote this in 2014, when guns were a whole other thing in the world. I would love to know what HD thinks now. I was unfriended by a classmate from…
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I am not a God Girl by nature. Oh, don’t get me wrong: I have turned to God when planes are bouncing in the air — air that has no business carrying them…
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Did I ever mention I had a party once and no one came? I think of it this time of the year when beaches are part of my routine and lobsters abound. It…
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Turning Seventy. Marking My Generation with Our Greatest Hits. Twenty years ago, when I was turning fifty, I sent out an e-mail to friends and family…
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Nighttime sharpens, heightens each sensation. Darkness stirs and wakes imagination. Silently the senses abandon their defenses… Slowly, gently, night…
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I don’t know how to find perspective in the wake of this most recent violence in our country; where do I even start? A school in Texas where I can’t get…
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