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I possess an unusually stiff upper lip for someone whose ancestors abandoned the British isles in the eighteenth century. I utterly fail to “Keep Calm and Carry On” in the face of a crisis, but my frenetic panic rarely leads … Continue reading
Our neighborhood gorges on communal spirit every 4th of July. The block party begins at dawn and stretches long past dust. The group activities play out in front of our house – the one owned by an Englishman. Given the … Continue reading
My parents bought my egregiously orange Princeton doctoral robes, and I dutifully don (pun intended) them each spring to see Northwestern graduates on their way. I live near the stadium where their lives ceremonially commence and walk among the nervous … Continue reading
At a party last night, my hostess sat in her lovely living room and proclaimed that if she placed a present on the shelves before us it would languish unappreciated, because “I never come in here.” So runs the … Continue reading
One night last November my husband walked in the door and dropped a bombshell. His company wanted to relocate his project to Singapore. The news commenced a panic-stricken flurry of non-activity. No one knew if, when, or how the move … Continue reading