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Are We Too Old to Wear This?

Each spring, we bring our summer clothes down from the attic. We get reacquainted with the T-shirts and cotton pants that we lived without for six months. Could we live without them forever? Should we have ever lived with them? … Continue reading

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New and Improved  . . . Not Really

  Back in the day, you didn’t have to ask if the gefilte fish was “free range.” You knew it was because the carp had been swimming free in your bathtub the day before. When we were kids, we didn’t … Continue reading

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Everything Old Is New Again

  This essay originally appeared last Sunday in the Philadelphia Inquirer     We’ve been around long enough so that when we hear about a new trend, we immediately think about the old-school version. That’s because everything old is eventually … Continue reading

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