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The Best Thing I Learned From My Mother

My mother is a very smart woman. When I was growing up, I could ask her anything and she always knew the answer. Whether it was about schoolwork or a song or a movie or a book or a play or politics or geography…she just knew it all.  The spring before I went to overnight…

12 most useful things I learned at summer camp

Where I grew up, in the suburbs of New York City, it was commonplace for children to spend eight weeks each summer at overnight camp. From as early as the age of 6 through 16 or so, many of my contemporaries were ensconced in camps across New England, each perched on a lake. Some may…