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W-o-r-d p-l-a-y

I’ve written before about my love of board games, but my love of Scrabble surpasses my love for all other board games.

My magic hat

My grandmother gave me a hat for my 17th birthday and she died a month later. It's a cherished item, even magical.

This hasn't been an uplifting decade

Time Magazine declared the past 10 years as the decade from hell. I find it hard to disagree.

Barbie in a burkha?

I can’t understand why Mattel and Save the Children would dress Barbie in a Burkha.

My favorite Christmas songs

Here are a few of my favorite Christmas songs. What are yours?

I got the H1N1 vaccination ... did you?

Monday afternoon found me in line with hundreds of my closest friends.

Faster to the finish line

If you had told me last May that I would be averaging an eight-minute mile in November, I would have laughed.

People are too sharply divided over issues

It’s 11 p.m. on Saturday night and where am I? Lying on my bed watching live C-SPAN footage of the health care vote.

What should be read in English lit classes?

I'm glad I don't have to write the curriculum for a college English literature class.

Local elections certainly matter; go Yankees!

At age 19, the thrill of voting hasn’t worn off yet. I get a kind of chill casting my ballot. It’s a great feeling.

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