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Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009

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.
 
Friday, Dec. 11, 2009

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.
 
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009

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.
 
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009

Barbie in a burkha?

I can’t understand why Mattel and Save the Children would dress Barbie in a Burkha.
 
Monday, Nov. 30, 2009

My favorite Christmas songs

Here are a few of my favorite Christmas songs. What are yours?
 
Friday, Nov. 20, 2009

I got the H1N1 vaccination ... did you?

Monday afternoon found me in line with hundreds of my closest friends.
 
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009

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.
 
Monday, Nov. 9, 2009

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.
 
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009

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.
 
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009

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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