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I got Nelson a year ago, when he was a teenager, I suppose, about 9 months old

This year, the gardening supplement will have what might be said to be an environmentally correct cast

The house I grew up in and where I now live is on its southern shore

Timing is beauty, beauty timing. And that is all ye know on earth and all ye need to know.

It’s the length of the day more than its temperature that forces the season to shift

I’m proud of being a stick-in-the-mud where American English is concerned

What was odd about the frigid weeks was that our household did few or none of the normal winter things children enjoy

The inevitability of spring is enough to brighten one’s mood

In front of us, on a curve in the narrow lane that had somehow been carved into the mountainside, a “goods carrier” sat immobilized

A significant racial gap in breast-cancer mortality rates