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Talking to Strangers: Fur Coats, Downton Abbey, & Cremation Lockets

Traveling alone last week gave me the chance to talk to strangers that I normally wouldn’t do if  accompanied by family. Returning from New York City on the suburban commuter train, I chatted with a young woman who was carrying … Continue reading

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Haunted by “Homeland”

  We’ve become addicted to Homeland, Showtime’s award-winning thriller series about Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody’s return to the US after being held captive in Afghanistan for 8 years. Subjected to torture and isolation, he’s having trouble reconnecting with his wife and two … Continue reading

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Double British Delight: Iron Lady & Downton Abbey

A freezing cold day; a perfect time for a movie matinee.   Iron Lady, stars Meryl Streep as Britain’s Margaret Thatcher and captures Thatcher’s upbringing as a grocer’s daughter, how she earned a place at Oxford, and entered politics in 1959, … Continue reading

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