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As I write this, I’m observing the yahrzeit of my mother, Sylvia, on the 25th anniversary of her death, on May 15, 1997. At first blush, it’s difficult to fathom that it’s been a … more
It’s been decades since cancer was discussed in hush-hush tones and was all-too-commonly referred to as “The Big C.” That derisive description unfortunately reinforced the stigma of … more
When people sit down for the first seder, on Friday, April 15, it will mark the third straight year that Passover will be observed under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic. Two years ago, as … more
To honor the retirement of former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady – who spent 20 years in Foxboro and is known as “TB12” after his jersey number – I’ve … more
Over the years, I’ve had to adapt to many new computer systems, and I’ve always taken a practical approach: expect glitches and be skeptical about what the instructors say – … more
Many gifts were exchanged during this past Hanukkah and holiday season, but not all gifts are created equal. For instance, gifts of food, such as gelt and baked goods, don’t usually last … more
For the second year in a row, it’s going to be a bit of a challenge for those of us whose year-end letter-writing ritual consists of composing a thoughtful message – instead of relying on … more
It’s no secret that our country is as divided, broken and far from even a semblance of unity as we’ve been in more than a half-century, since the height of the Vietnam War. We’ve … more
What began as a recent routine afternoon walk in my cul-de-sac was transformed into a trip down memory lane when I saw two families picking up their youngsters from the school bus. When I passed … more
September is here, and if these last few weeks of summer are any indication, the outlook for getting the pandemic under control, and regaining our old lives, remains highly uncertain. The weeks … more
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