Travel

Hello from Japan

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Here I am sitting on the famous Japanese bullet train (Shinkansen). Just a few weeks ago, I was at home thinking about what exciting things waited for me in this country. Tuesday will conclude two […]

Life

Party outside for your health

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If you’ve lived through what feels like an endless winter haze (like we’ve seen here in the Northeast), the beginning of summer requires a celebration. Even on the sunniest days, it was just too hard to […]

Life

What keeps a couple together for decades?

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For years and years and years, I kept saying that I would spend some time interviewing my grandparents. They have a tremendous history both in their lives together, and separately. I won’t get into all […]

News & Culture

What’s it like in space?

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      When I discovered Chris Hadfield’s tweets last spring, I was obsessed. Seriously, I turned into a one woman fan club when I emailed new photos to my family, probably with the subject […]

Life

Would you give back to your college?

2 mins read

The other night I picked up a phone call from a number that I’d been avoiding. I knew it was my former university calling for donations. A polite freshman introduced herself and asked me about […]