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Connecting the Dots (or the dot.coms)

I know y'all are watching the Super Bowl. That's a really good thing; relaxation is important (or, as they say in Charleston, "impoewtndt"). None of us needs to be en pointe, 24/7; all of us need all the harmless diversions...
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What Will You Do to Serve?

President Obama wants each of us to contribute -- to give what we know to what we care about.What I know about is art, architecture and design. What I care about is: a) greening the globe without further delay; b)...
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A Heartfelt toast to a first husband's third wife

M:Tomorrow we will gather together to celebrate Christmas... and you. All of us -- the multi-generational, multi-national group that is part my family and part your family, but which is, because of you, our family. And when we are all...
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A Tonic for Election Anxiety

There was a wonderful article in the Times yesterday about those of us who worry to extreme:http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/01/us/politics/01angst.html?pagewanted=2&... note: my dashboard has been inexplicably eradicated, as have my buttons for "following" and "follow me." Nor am I able to reconstruct it....
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A Handmaid's Tale: Margaret Atwood Explains It All

You've probably read Margaret Atwood's A Handmaid's Tale; you may or may not have gone back to her beginnings and read, in chronological order, every word she has ever written -- whether novel, essay or poetry. IMO, not a wasted moment.Now...
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Time Out from Palin for Your Fellow Americans Who Need You

".....when some cars containing multiple families finally arrived at the head of the line, only then did they learn that each vehicle was limited to two bags of ice, one case of bottled water and a single 12-pack of ready-to-eat...
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Red Cross Low on Funds

Given Ike's path, I just read a disturbing article about the Red Cross and its current lack of emergency funds. No one expects a contribution on par with that of Eastside93, who contributed $600 after Gustav. But please contribute what...
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Red Cross needs you now

Given Ike's path, I just read a disturbing article about the Red Cross and its current lack of emergency funds. No one expects a contribution on par with that of Eastside93, who contributed $600 after Gustav. But please contribute --...
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Notes from the outskirts of the hurricane

Emails from my son:Just letting you know I am here.  About to weather the storm,  out of the danger zone.Wow, Ma, what a night. It’s  Waterworld.  Winds very high and relentless.  We are losing some of the dock.  No surge...
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What You Can Do For Your Fellow Americans on the Gulf Coast

As dire as the consequences were for stunned Gulf coast residents in the aftermath of Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina, they are going to be worse, this time,  after Hurricane Gustav. That is because the insurance companies who were so criminally...

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