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Why I'm Still a Conscientious Objector, Almost 50 Years After the Vietnam Draft

My immigrant father had moved our family of seven out of ... The great man is coming my way. At last, he gets to me. I wave. He looks me right in the eye, smiles, and waves back. read more

How to fight fascism from a position of strength

My impression is that the Swiss right-wing’s strategy was like ... They were so effective at re-framing the referenda that the right wing had to change its own argument and go on the defensive. As a r... read more

Why Metro’s ‘Stand clear’ makes no sense but ceiling maps do: A chat with the head of the Riders’ Advisory Council

So, my rule of thumb — which has mostly served me well over life — is to apply for everything. Q: What was your first impression of the ... A: I think it was last year, but we provided a series of cus... read more

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My disabled son’s amazing gaming life in the World of Warcraft

Among those who sat listening to his words - in-between relatives and a few people from the health service who knew Mats well - was a group of people the family didn't know. Only Robert had met ... fr... read more


Their recollections were not faulty, but I had a different take then. As one who believes in the existence of the Supreme whom we Christians call God, I believe in redemption. My ... me down. I am a v... read more

Michael Cameron on a remarkable series of coincidences that led to penning a play about Ruby Murray

No one, of course, is more delighted than father-of-three Michael ... wanted to work with me - I couldn't believe my luck. "I would send him drafts, then he would comment on them and send them back. " ... read more

Remembering the Fallen: OCFA Engineer Greg Hennessey

And that spark they had as children grew as ... NY when he proposed to me," Deanna smiled as she remembered that special memory. "He did ask my father for permission. He came over to my house ... read more

How to improve your credit score

One City executive, who had left behind an unpaid gas bill when he graduated from Oxford university, was about to apply for a mortgage and was nervous that he would have to tell his future wife and fa... read more

“The Linux of social media”—How LiveJournal pioneered (then lost) blogging

Last April ... or something like that. And my sister-in-law told me with tears in her eyes that LiveJournal saved her life. She was a new mom, she had this community of new moms who are living ... read more

Scholarship Program Brings Syrian Students to St. Johnsbury Academy

"My country is in ... "What makes me angry is how people look at differences rather than what we have in common," he said. The alienation and anger that Ayman had felt when his father was arrested in ... read more

Secrets of the Chateau Marmont

Her father, Francis Ford Coppola ... the hotel in the 1970s but balked when he saw the termite report. “It always had a decadent, playful spirit,” his daughter told me. Marmontphilia is an affliction ... read more

A GOP mega-donor’s Islamophobic conspiracy emails are a major headache for the Chicago Cubs

In 2010, TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts bragged about how difficult it had been ... emails in my father’s account that were published by an online media outlet,” Tom Ricketts said in a statement s... read more

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