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Time Travel

by Kerry Temple '74

Some people, writes T.S. Eliot, measure out their lives in coffee spoons. Others measure in cross-country road trips.

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Outtakes from the Highlight Reel

by Beth Ann Fennelly '93

The Wild Women's Weekends and other roomie reunions from the past 20 years tell the story of friendship, family and the toll life takes on the sojourners — a toll made lighter by loving fellow travelers.

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A Series of Fortunate Events

by Patrick McGuire

The journey of life requires passage through profound changes and upheavals, happy initiations and inescapable trap doors. A little humor helps.

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Involuntary Prayer

by James McKenzie '71Ph.D.

In a life of seeking and leaving behind, of devotion and denunciation, he still wonders about this God to whom he talks and this mysterious existence that asks for more. 

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The Power of Paying Attention

by Michael Blanding

For Chet Raymo '58, '64Ph.D., the universe has been a grand and fetching puzzle. Through his writing the physicist treats readers to the wondrous clues he's uncovered during his keen-eyed explorations.

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And the Last Shall Be Best

by Lisa Fortini-Campbell

Our final days need not be an unhappy ending, but the fulfillment of life well lived. Just ask the salmon. 

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Puerto Rico Rising

by Sarah Cahalan '14

Amid Hurricane Maria's devastation, Gilberto Marxuach-Torrós '88, president of Universidad del Sagrado Corazón in San Juan, kept his damaged university on course while also leading the school's relief efforts across the island of 3.4 million residents.

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For What It's Worth

by John Nagy '00M.A.

Dan Farrell's Antiques Roadshow has been helping treasure hunters sort the gems from their junk for 22 years — and entertaining the rest of us along the way.

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