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The Power of One—Plus Education In two months, my niece MacKenzie will graduate from high school and begin to look ahead to her freshman year of college. During the past few weeks, the mail has arrived with letters—so far from schools in New York, Vermont, and North Carolina—filled with possibilities about what her future might […]

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My hairdresser Gregory just moved to West Palm Beach after nearly a decade in Pittsburgh. He had one of those spur-of-life moments, when he decided to sell everything, buy a tiny house near the beach, and become the Gregory he always wanted to be. Already I miss him, because in our appointed conversations (every six […]

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Beginnings When I was barely a teenager, my grandmother gave me a birthday gift that still astonishes me. It was amazing to me then because I couldn’t believe that I would be on the same continent, in the same city, and on the same acre of land as my musical idols. I’m boggled even now, […]

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Since 1987, the month of March has been celebrated nationally as Women’s History Month, thanks to a Congressional resolution. As some commentators have pointed out, “women’s history” is a relatively new concept, which developed with the rise of the women’s equal rights movement nearly 40 years ago. Historian and scholar Gerda Lerner has written that, […]

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No matter whom you voted for during the recent national election, all of us as Americans know that the nation is facing incredibly difficult challenges. In fact, with the pervasive spread of globalization in recent years, it’s more clear than ever that, on a grand scale, we’re all connected. It’s in our shared hands to […]