Monthly Archives: November 2008

Thanksgiving

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To my mind Thanksgiving has always been the most familial of holidays. I know for a lot of people, it’s Christmas, but I grew up celebrating Christmas always with just my parents and brothers and sisters. We never went anywhere. … Continue reading

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Good Book

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My 11th-grade daughter will be reading The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende this year. I decided to read it for myself, in part because she told me there was a lot of sex in it. I wasn’t sure … Continue reading

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First Computer

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My first computer was a Sinclair ZX-81, a masterpiece of low-cost design. The entire computer was smaller than a medium pizza box, but it did have some drawbacks. To keep down costs, it did not include a monitor, but to … Continue reading

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