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Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006 12:00 am

The road to publishing full of detours and dead-ends

Fifteen years ago: I quit golf and try a less expensive hobby to humiliate myself. I’ll write a book. A long habit will lead me: Whenever an odd thought passes by, I grab it and force it into a
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Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 12:00 am

Or, how I infiltrated the private and public sectors and caused men to change

1964. I have nothing against the suit and tie; it’s just that I don’t have them in my wardrobe. In my last college semester, for my first professional-type job interview, I borrow my roomm
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Wednesday, July 26, 2006 12:00 am

It's easy to mark progress, when you lower the bar

As we pass from one life phase to another, it’s not unusual to make resolutions. Two years ago I passed from work to retirement — and I resolved. It’s time to check up — how&r
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 12:00 am

The answer, it would seem, has toes

He is dressed as a cowboy and looks to be about 6, which, according to my (admittedly yet unpublished) Rules of Diner Etiquette, is about two years too old to be leaning over the back of his booth, in
Thursday, June 22, 2006 12:00 am

Note to self: Television doesn’t resemble reality

I’m 65. The TV is on because I like background noise as I pretend to do my morning exercises. The man has a few wrinkles around his eyes, but his eyes are clear and bright. His
Thursday, June 15, 2006 12:00 am

Life can get a little strange, cold turkey

Henry Rose is a man full of charity, kindness, and even temper; he can’t recall ever thinking ill of anyone, and he’s never been angry. Life is good, always has been, and through
Thursday, May 18, 2006 12:00 am

A veteran manager reveals the secrets of America’s pastime

Brad Dood (pronounced “dude”) settled into a smirk. “Right place! Right time! Right stuff! No one more deserving,” he thought. “I’ve paid my dues!”
Thursday, May 4, 2006 12:00 am

Even in hell, it’s possible to come out a winner

John awoke to searing pain, running from behind both eyes to the middle of his forehead: a migraine triangle. He pressed his palms hard against both temples, went to
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 12:00 am

The American Way of voting, as described by participant in last month’s primary

Yanks (“American”) Avatar (“embodiment of a concept”) is, by definition, the essence of American thought, the quintessential American. Were it


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