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WHY I LOVE PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

As a so-called liberal, I should be disappointed in President Barack Obama, right? No gun control, Guantanamo still open, an immigration policy that is no policy at all, drones, no universal health care, an NSA run amok, vicious unchained violence … Continue reading

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LITERARY COUP DE FOUDRES: THE FIVE BOOKS CHANGED MY LIFE

It was a natural. I was interviewing the town’s new library director and we fell to talking about the books that changed our lives. “It’s a fabulous thing, the serendipity of finding a book that changes your life,” she said. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

My New Year’s Eve Tale: For reasons forever unexplored and unexplained, as a young girl I became fixated on the 1930s “The Thin Man” movies. That being so, I grew up thinking that every New Year’s Eve, like Myrna Loy, … Continue reading

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Where Western civilization marches on: Notes on the Miami Book Fair as a snapshot of our times and our culture

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris — attacks on Western civilization in the heart of Western civilization — and with CNN blaring on television screens everywhere, I happened to be attending the 32nd annual Miami Book Fair. It … Continue reading

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