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Have you noticed a new pattern emerging in those “where you are from” conversations?   The shift was slow at first, only for it to take on hyperspeed since the pandemic began. … more
(I’m interrupting my Lake Placid travelogue to memorialize my dear dog George who crossed the Rainbow Bridge last week.) George came into our lives unexpectedly, adopted with his sister … more
The emergency room practitioner needed to share just two words for the stress sitting at the base of my skull to start thrusting its elbows outward in both directions, pushing to take over control of … more
Imagine, for a moment, that you’re standing in line somewhere.   Perhaps it’s the post office, or maybe it’s the grocery store. Or possibly you’re standing in the … more
Growing up, most of us learn that the keys to doing well and advancing in a job are working hard and keeping your nose clean.   It’s true ... mostly.   Here’s what … more
You’re going to be terrified of your kid doing the sorts of things at 18 (almost 19) that you once did quite easily at 17.   This is one of the (many) things I’ve learned during … more
If you caught the front page of the Democrat last week, you already know the news for parents seeking childcare in our county is bleak.   The Hudson Valley as a whole has seen a 27 percent … more
Have you ever driven by a house and wondered if it still looks the same inside as it did when you were 15? It can’t just be me.   There’s a fairly common movie plot point that … more
I am a journalist who has had to write about suicide-related deaths.   I am also a person who deeply loves a person who died by suicide.   I tell you both of these things to make … more
A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel with my daughter Liz, son-in-law Peter, and granddaughter Adeline to Universal Studios in Florida. This trip was a combination Christmas and birthday … more
Imagine my surprise when I went to my Amazon Prime Video channel this past week and discovered that they were now going to show ads while I watched shows unless I paid them an extra three dollars a … more
I nearly forgot to clear up one little mystery about our Christmas cruise from Vienna to Budapest that I teased in my first article about this trip.   While we were driving into Vienna from … more
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