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The Critical Mass

A part of the uniform, or a sign of a sick society? The World Series is special. That awesome Game 5, with the vast pendulum swings of lead changes. And Game 7, with starting pitchers thrown into relief roles as if there’s no tomorrow, which there isn’t. We even had one of the victorious Houston […]

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The Critical Mass

I read The Sunday New York Times, so you don’t have to: June 3 Rain: It’s a deluge this morning. The dog refuses to go out. She’d better not crap by the door. The coffee is from the island of Java. First music of the day: Jimmy Smith’s jazz organ. 1, The National Rifle Association […]

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The Critical Mass

Dad’s ‘Piece on Earth’ looks like a semi-automatic This awesome family Christmas portrait arrives courtesy of my friend Claire, a magnet for other people’s self-oblivious moments (she also collects bad art). We’ll keep this family’s name secret – there is no reason to embarrass them – but I can confirm that this is from a real Christmas card, as […]

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The Critical Mass

The season’s first snow, at the quilting archery range I squinted through the water-bleary windows, beyond the raindrops, and thought, “That’s snow….” The first snow of the season, although we had to get to it by driving into Franconia Notch in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. By evening, the day after Thanksgiving, about two inches of […]

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