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nostalgia friday

10/24/14 08:14

I've been thinking back to the days when terrorists were Irish.

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out of time

10/23/14 08:45

You know you work for a monthly magazine when you see pumpkins outside the supermarket and your first thought is, 'What are they doing here in December?'

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end of an era

10/22/14 08:45

One of the last of the great newspaper editor obituaries.

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the WLRN listener

10/21/14 07:42

It took Hania three hours to get home from Boynton Beach last night because of two accidents on I-95.

"On the bright side," I told her, "it could have happened last week during the pledge drive."

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Richard Rodriguez wrote yesterday in the New York Times: "I am a writer in a city where nobody carries a book."

He lives in San Francisco.

But they do carry smartphones. "I find," he wrote, "that I am looking at a city that doesn't look back."

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missing something?

10/17/14 07:25

Sitting atop a table at my local Barnes & Noble are the new Best American Short Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Sports Writing and Best American Mystery Writing.

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