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A lesson of this day of William and Kate: The universal attraction of a love story

I have not yet seen video of the Royal Wedding, but many people have, apparently. I heard on NPR that about a third of the world’s population, in fact, tuned in. Wow. That’s a big crowd. There are, of course, … Continue reading

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Laura Hillenbrand: A master at making a true story sing

It is inspiring to watch a master at work. Here is sentence one in chapter one of Laura Hillenbrand’s wonderful rendering of the story of a horse, Seabiscuit: An American Legend. Charles Howard had the feel of a gigantic onrushing … Continue reading

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Grete Waitz, RIP: A running life marked by grit, grace and generosity of spirit

It is almost impossible improve on real life. That is one of the reasons I find it so frustrating when people try to embellish it or flat out lie about it. Here is a prime example of a story that … Continue reading

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