Turning a Page in the Calendar, Old and New
Jonah Lipsky
The ancient Mayan calendar ended in December 2012. Why it ended at that point has been the cause of much speculation.
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Adventures in Navigation, the Old Fashioned Way
Phyllis Meras
Clearly, I am out of step with the times.
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Learning to Love the Inner Competitor
Nancy Slonim Aronie
When I was 13 on my way out the door to play tennis with a boy my father yelled, “If you want him to like you, let him win!”
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Remembering Nelson Bryant
Bill Bailey
One of the joys in my life has been my Sunday visits to Ruth and Nelson Bryant’s house.
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Fighting Fire With Fire Does Make Sense
Tim Simmons
A recent report critical of modern fire management missed some important factors.
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Sleuthing With Spenser for Hire
Arnie Reisman
After reading Robert B. Parker’s novel Looking for Rachel Wallace, published in 1980, I fell hard for the creator of Spenser.
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A Study in Solitude and Samaritans
Crocker Snow
Inhabiting Chappaquiddick for the month of January, at the southern end of the island near Wasque Point, is a study in solitude.
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Vineyard Bookshelf: Universal Love
Steve Donoghue
Universal Love is the new story collection by Alexander Weinstein, the director of the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing.
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