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Just in front of me, a teenage girl tentatively raised her arm. Then she clenched her fist. We were at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington on March 24 . . . more
I’m writing about books because my mother is dying and I can’t write about that. I know that my sense of myself, my personal latitude and longitude, are about to change in the coming weeks. more
Defenders of privacy and freedom from unnecessary intrusions into legal rights got a wake-up call on two fronts last week. One involved our expectations of privacy in the internet age . . . more
I’m sure that at one time or another in your life, you were asked to name your favorite teacher. I know I have, and my sixth-grade teacher had a profound influence on my life . . . more
Have you seen the Esurance commercial with the two white-haired older women? One suggests the other doesn’t “get” Facebook, and the insulted woman says, “I unfriend you.” more
There’s a swirl of foreign policy issues coming to a head in Washington right now, all of which have serious domestic implications as well. First and foremost . . . more
The hurricane struck hard and fast, leaving hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans without food and shelter. The damage to the island totaled in the millions of dollars, and more than 3,000 people were killed. more
They emerged from the ashes of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school massacre on Feb. 14. They tended their wounds, reached out to one another for comfort, and somehow drew purpose and energy from the trauma they had survived. more
Sometimes good news comes quietly, and in ways that point in positive directions. The past couple of weeks have seen some real progress on several important fronts . . . more
I’m thankful for the March 21-22 nor’easter that blew across Long Island and dropped a foot of snow in Nassau County. No, really, I am. more
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