Stories By 'JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN'
In a hole in the ground there lived a man writing “The Hobbit.”
OK, it wasn’t a hole in the ground; it was 20 Northmoor Road in Oxford, England, where, in the drawing room of a spacious, comfortable home, Prof. J.R.R. Tolkien wrote “The Hobbit,” and later “Lord of the Rings.”
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The results of my friend Chloe’s DNA test are in, and her father is not who we thought.
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Conservatives are inventing a syndrome
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After a certain age, Christmas can arrive with a little darkness. I’m used to it by now, the way the ghosts of Christmas Past sneak up on me, but it’s still hard.
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It took Donald Trump to make me associate Franklin Roosevelt with Pennywise the Dancing Clown. It was Roosevelt, of course, who, in his first inaugural address, said that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
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There was a lot of talk during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing about the proper role of a judge, comparing his or her ideal approach with that of an umpire.
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