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A Bittersweet Return to Nantucket

    I’ve been on Nantucket for the past few days, revisiting a place I’d spent the past 40 years idealizing as an island paradise. Forty years, that is, since I last visited this 14-mile-long sandbar off the Massachusetts coast. I thought it was paradise. But now I’m not sure. Paradise Lost is a theme … Continue reading

Overwhelmed Columnist in an Overcomputerized World

I have five computers. It took three of those computers just to write this column. Something has gone terribly wrong. It used to be that a columnist could pound out a thousand words on a manual Smith Corona typewriter and be done with it. To be sure, there was plenty of cutting and pasting involved … Continue reading

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