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I’ve mentioned in earlier columns that Martha and I don’t really think we travel all that much, but [...]
I do a lot of reading, but I just get too many magazines, and there’s no way I can read them all. Th[...]
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As we begin a new year, I am purging a pile of recent news stories that I feel I should pass along, [...]
In our years on earth, most of us have attended lots of weddings and funerals. It’s a good bet that [...]
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There are people around with so much money that they don’t know how to spend it, although I can’t sa[...]