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Same Song, Different Verse: A Letter to Caitlin Flanagan

That’s enough Caitlin Flanagan. As a friend of mine said recently, about a declarative with the same structure (though about a different personality*), that sentence works with or without the comma. Caitlin, you really bug people. I would say Google … Continue reading

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In a recent New Yorker article called “Shelf Life: Packing up my father-in-law’s library,” James Wood writes, “In this strange way, our libraries are like certain paintings that, as you get closer to the canvas, become separate and unreadable blobs … Continue reading

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Talk about robbing the cradle

Here is the latest update from the New York Times about John and Elizabeth Edwards’ separation.  Way to report! “The development comes after Mr. Edwards belatedly admitted last week that he fathered a child in 2007 with his mistress, Rielle … Continue reading

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Peeling Back the Layers: This Week’s Dispatch

I love The Onion. In an attempt to read it more often, I may have to set a weekly alarm to remind me, as I’ve done recently in an attempt to keep my house plants alive (“Water Plants” weekly, Wednesdays … Continue reading

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Don’t Cry for me Sarah Palin

When I saw the title of Eugene Robinson’s Washington Post article about Sarah Palin, “Our Evita,” I winced.  I love Eva Peron. Obviously one of the more controversial figures in history, but fascinating.  And that hair! Sure, Evita did some … Continue reading

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