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Far afield: Retiring types

By Jason Kelly '95

Wrigley Field’s organist played “My Way” while Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood walked off the mound for the last time. Wood probably came as close as any professional athlete could to retiring on his own terms, which says a lot about the reluctant endings of most careers.

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Graduates, you can go home again

By Katie Peralta ’10

I wallowed and job-searched for about two months before doing some real self-evaluating and coming to a refreshing conclusion. Having supportive parents and a place to go back to, as it turns out, is not the worst thing in the world.

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Making It on Her Own . . . and You Can, Too

By Grace Myers '08

Meg McElwee ’03 knows that the best things in life are often the most simple, like buzzing two pieces of fabric through a sewing machine, sketching out plans for a new dress or running her fingers over the fabric that will soon become a fort for her boys.

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The Playroom: A mother’s day

By Maraya Steadman '89, '90MBA

In the wee hours of this morning, I woke up with the dog snoring in my ear, his leg over my shoulder. Owning the dog hasn’t turned out exactly the way I planned, but then neither have a lot of things in life, such as parenting my kids. I’m not sure what I thought parenting was going to be like.

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Rockin’ The Pony

By Michael Rodio ’12

Like everything in Asbury Park, the Pony has seen better days. No longer do the leather-jacketed bards of the boardwalk stomp its stage. But once upon a time the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Southside Johnny launched their careers here, and one clear Sunday afternoon five years ago a group of unshaven suburban kids made their debut at this lead-painted cradle of rock. We clearly had no idea what the hell we were doing.

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