SIMPLIFYI came across Henry David Thoreau’s words “Simplify, simplify, simplify,” and they catapulted me back to my undergraduate tenure at Harvard College, when those words, read by an anxious
working/middle-class boy, plunged into the heart of the land of privilege, freed him from his anxiety. Michael Bettencourt
BODY AND SOUL REDUXAt 22, she was a woman, not a teeny bopper, not a hip-hopper., not a "who am I? girl
-gone-wild", not a single girl who can't wait to grow up and yet can't disrobe from her over-the-head hand-clapping teeny-tweeny costume. Arthur Meiselman
FREEZER BURNED After the year I've had ... broken foot, fouled up retina, ancient mother repeatedly on the edge of giving up only to drag herself up off the precipice, generalized sense of helplessness, bouts of retail therapy. Bring on the binge-watching, bitch!
TRIGGERThere’s one trigger warning I wish I’d see more often in this New Year, and have the promise kept. “We’ll grab you by the feels, and we won’t let go.” Nathan Thomas
KARMA AND MITZVAHMy Mini-Oscar for 1998 would have gone to Martin Landau for two scenes in Rounders, one about karma and one about mitzvah. Patrick Walsh
DIVINING THE POLITICAL YARD SIGNS Last November, Democrat Robert “Beto” O’Rourke nearly accomplished the impossible. He came oh so close to toppling an incumbent senator from the reddest of red states – Texas. Les Marcott
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