A Brief History of Thanksgiving

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For several years, it has been my history to put up a bit of Thanksgiving history a few days prior to the holiday. So, once again, here is my version of a brief history of Thanksgiving. Several years ago I asked my six-year-old nephew, “On Thanksgiving, to whom do we say thank you?” He quickly [Read More...]

Living My Family’s Legacy

At Good Letters, Caroline Langston writes about what we inherit from our fathers and their fathers: The sins of the fathers may indeed be visited upon the children, and upon the children’s children, until the third and the fourth generation, but there is more to inherit than that. My grandmother, Irene, whom I grew up calling [Read More...]

The Ladies on the Bench

You might have seen this famous photograph from 1964, by Gary Winogrand: In the New Yorker, Emma Allen talks to two of the ladies on that bench and hears their (fascinating) stories. Read it here. [Read more...]

Where’d We Get Movie Popcorn?

Well, I’ve got to say – I’m usually not someone who complains about Mondays, but I woke up this morning and thought, here we go again. In case you did, too, I’ve got something for you. It’s not about Mondays or about work. It’s purely for fun. The New York Times ran an article that recounts [Read More...]


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