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Column: Are there some medical questions that are best left unanswered?
04-03-2023 9:54 AM

By WAYNE GERSEN

Here’s a thought experiment. What if, after Roe v. Wade was decided, humanity decided that additional research on birth control was too contentious to explore. In such a world, Roe v. Wade would be the final word on the question of when life began...


Column: Let independent schools demonstrate their value
04-03-2023 9:51 AM

By STEVE NELSON

Whew! The educational landscape is certainly being affected by climate change. Political climate, that is. In the Twin States the issues are volatile, although quite different depending on which side of the Connecticut River.On the east side, the New...


Column: Filling out forms for the IRS is taxing
04-03-2023 9:46 AM

By MIKE SKINNER

The forms are everywhere on my desk; one page even threatened to fall on Larry, the little Chiweenie dog sleeping on his king-sized tuffet next to me. A green Yeti coffee cup held down one pile of disheveled papers; I’d had the overhead fan on to dry...


Over Easy: On eventually taking (and making) your shot
03-31-2023 5:15 PM

By DAN MACKIE

On a recent night as we watched the NCAA basketball tournament, I blurted out to myself and the universe, “Now why didn’t I play college ball?”It was an ironic lament, about the road not taken, the ball not dribbled.My wife, Dede, lowered her knitting...


Column: Be careful what you wish for
03-27-2023 11:38 AM

By WAYNE GERSEN

Yesterday afternoon I read The Brilliant Inventor Who Made Two of History’s Biggest Mistakes, an article about Thomas Midgley, Jr. that will appear in this weekend’s NYTimes Magazine. Written by Steven Johnson, the article offers a history of...


Column: Between bok choi and baseball
03-27-2023 11:36 AM

By JONATHAN STABLEFORD

Who doesn’t feel at least a little discomfort reading a book that messes with time? Film can have the same effect, or a series you are streaming when it’s not clear if something is happening now or in the past or future. Disorientation can be...


Column: What is beauty, anyway?
03-20-2023 8:41 AM

By MICKI COLBECK

Folks living anywhere near the town borders of Strafford have long been aware that Coburn’s General Store is our social hub. When the virus stopped cultural gatherings in the Upper Valley, we got by, having Melvin and the gang at our neighborhood...


Column: One thing at a time, including me in my house
03-15-2023 10:24 AM

By WILLEM LANGE

The switch from nursing home to personal home went off without a hitch. The multiple family members here to help effect it then left one by one, till I’m down to: Kiki; Herschel, my four-wheel, silk-smooth walker; and Hagar, the hybrid SUV parked 2...


Column: Jimmy Carter and the crucible of race
03-13-2023 9:59 AM

By RANDALL BALMER

“You won’t like my campaign,” Jimmy Carter warned Vernon Jordan of the United Negro College Fund toward the conclusion of Carter’s second run for governor in 1970. “But you will like my administration.” When Carter was sworn in as governor on Jan. 12,...


Column: Looking up after a month of ups and downs
03-08-2023 9:08 AM

By WILLEM LANGE

January 2023 was a month of Sundays, ending abruptly on the 29th with a fourth and final Sunday fall on ice underfoot. My friend Bea and I left my house for church that morning, and that was the last time I saw the house till the day after yesterday,...


Column: Rediscovering the wonder of space
03-06-2023 10:00 AM

By WAYNE GERSEN

On Friday, a multinational crew of four astronauts arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) about 250 miles above the surface of the Earth to replace a crew that has manned this orbiting laboratory since Oct. 5. Because this is the seventh...


Column: Aid to Ukraine tests American staying power
03-06-2023 9:57 AM

By NARAIN BATRA

What would have happened if the West under the determined and compassionate leadership of the United States and President Joe Biden had not promptly come to Ukraine’s rescue when Russia launched its savage and horrendous attack a year ago? Or perhaps,...


Column: A life launched from the back of the class
03-06-2023 9:51 AM

By MIKE SKINNER

I sat around a campfire a few years ago with six new friends, who shared their interesting backgrounds with one other. One of them asked what I had done for a living, and I sheepishly gave some highlights. Another then commented how smart I must be to...


Homeyer: Tips for buying and enjoying cut flowers
03-06-2023 9:47 AM

By HENRY HOMEYER

Winter drags on, even though the days are getting longer. The sun is often lurking behind gray clouds, and on a good day we only get about 9 hours of light. I do miss the colors of summer, so I keep fresh cut flowers on our table – even though I have...


On the Trails: Here’s mud on your hiking boots
03-02-2023 1:38 PM

By KAITIE EDDINGTON

So far, this winter is not what I have come to expect of the season in New England. The snowstorms have been sporadic, and the temperatures are unseasonably warm.The back-to-back freezes and melts have turned parking lots into skate rinks. On many...


Column: Law school wrong to hide the uncomfortable
02-27-2023 10:07 AM

By STEVE NELSON

The complex issues of sensitivity, censorship, expression, art and history splashed down on the front page of The New York Times this week in a pair of articles.One piece examined the legal case brought by Quebec artist Sam Kerson, formerly of...


Column: What have you done since January 1st?
02-27-2023 9:58 AM

By MARY K. OTTO

What have you done since Jan. 1st? This question was recently asked of me by a friend on a morning walk. Post holidays, with changeable winter weather and fewer events on my calendar, I might easily have said, not much. Then another thought came to...


Column: Recovering with Herschel, mobility sidekick
02-22-2023 9:32 AM

By WILLEM LANGE

I just bought a brand-new candy apple red four-wheel-drive sport model, big-wheeled walker. Its name is Herschel, and it will replace my old walker, which features two small wheels and two pierced tennis balls. In him I am currently terrorizing the...


Column: Rewilding under a plaster moon
02-20-2023 5:00 PM

By MICKI COLBECK

February has been an icy month, a challenge for those who count on skiing the powder and harder on those already unsteady on their feet. Perhaps this February’s full moon should be called the “plaster moon” for all those broken bones.This morning, as...


Suspect in Colson homicide arrested again on new charges
02-14-2023 9:45 AM

By MIKE DONOGHUE

BURLINGTON — A White River Junction man, who remains the primary suspect in the fatal shooting of a Windsor County teenager five years ago, has been jailed after he tested positive for drugs and failed to report to his federal probation officer, court...

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