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What happened from Jan 2017 to Jan 2021?

At 3 in the morning of November 9, 2016, I called my brother. “What do we do now?” I asked him. “Don’t worry about it,” he said. “It’s going to be fun.” One relative to whom I repeated that conversation … Continue reading

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Do not read this novel! Read the review

A thousand years ago, an Italian-American friend, a vehement partisan, told me I had to read the Great Italian Novel. Which I’d never heard of. As I said, she was vehement; there was no room for evasion. So I bought … Continue reading

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About the great George Booth and a Staffordshire bull terrier

As I read the Times’ obit on the genius New Yorker cartoonist, George Booth, I was looking for one particular fact — confirmation that Booth had owned at least one Staffordshire bulldog in his lifetime. You know, that crazy dog … Continue reading

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