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My Drifter Doppelganger

August 6, 2018
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It was Thursday night, but looming ahead was Saturday and another polite suburban party at which, after a couple of pops and convivial conversation with the husbands, I’d say something that embarrasses my wife in…

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Lapsed Catholics Meet in Rome to Pick New Anti-Pope

August 5, 2018
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ROME, New York.  Jerry Scalabrizzi is stepping down from what he describes as “the best job in the world,” but he says it’s time for new blood in the organization he has led for the…

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For Some Budding Stars, Obscure Causes Are All That’s Left

August 4, 2018
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SPRINGFIELD, Illinois.  Music industry professionals agree that Alyssa James is a singer who will make it big someday.  “She’s almost got the whole package together,” says rock critic Larry Leung of the San Francisco Chronicle.  “The looks,…

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How Scooter & Skipper’s Dad’s Hair Caught Fire

August 3, 2018
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The kids are into baseball now, a development that warms this old good field-no hit third baseman’s heart, so we were watching the Red Sox after bath time. “Dad?” Skipper, the younger of my two sons…

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Summer Camp for Writers

August 2, 2018
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Summer Camp for Writers

The envelope was slim, as they all seem to be these days, and so I opened it up expecting the usual brush-off:  “Dear Poet: Thank you very much for submitting your work to the Alice…

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Air Uke Enthusiasts Descend on Boston for Quiet Riot

August 1, 2018
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Air Uke Enthusiasts Descend on Boston for Quiet Riot

BOSTON.  Trey Gooding likes to travel light, a style that he says saves him time rushing between gigs.  “If I can’t carry all my luggage on, sometimes things get lost and anyway I have to…

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Me and Baudelaire in the Back Seat on Vacation

July 31, 2018
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Me and Baudelaire in the Back Seat on Vacation

I first encountered Charles Baudelaire as a sophomore in college when I read Les Fleurs du mal, and to say that dawn broke on Marblehead, as the expression has it here in Massachusetts, would not…

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Pope to Name Young Girl Patron Saint of Bathroom Breaks

July 30, 2018
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REGGIO EMILIA, Italy.  This industrial town in the north of Italy is getting a sprucing up in anticipation of a visit by Pope Francis I to celebrate the canonization of St. Luciana, a young girl…

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Boston Artists Fight Gentrification One SUV at a Time

July 29, 2018
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BOSTON.  The last nail was long ago hammered in Boston’s “Big Dig,” the largest public works project in American history, transforming a formerly dank urban corridor marred by an elevated highway into a greenspace featuring flowers, blue…

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Free to See Puppet Tits

July 27, 2018
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Free to See Puppet Tits

Posters for the musical Avenue Q were rejected for bus shelters in Colorado Springs because they showed the cleavage of a fuzzy pink puppet.           The Boston Herald Spot, waiting for the bus   It…

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