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MILES TO GO: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO BOB

I long ago reached the unsettling realization that everything my parents told me is generally correct, despite my best and repeated efforts to prove them wrong.  So on...
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MILES TO GO: FAREWELL, MY DOWNSTAIRS FRIEND

He was known by a few different names. It was Eddie to many. It was the more formal Edward Zagorda on the plaque that used to introduce him...
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MILES TO GO: FAREWELL, MY DOWNSTAIRS FRIEND

He was known by a few different names. It was Eddie to many. It was the more formal Edward Zagorda on the plaque that used to introduce him...
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MILES TO GO: BATTLE OF THE SEXES

Stan looked at me as if I had grown four heads the other night. I was sitting on the couch opposite him, muttering darkly under my breath while...
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MILES TO GO: THE THINGS WE SAY — AND THEN GOOGLE

Quarterback Joe Burrow replaced Patrick Mahomes as the highest-paid NFL player. Dentists have a higher-than-usual rate of suicide allegedly because their clients always hate coming to see them....
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MILES TO GO: THANKS, JIMMY, FOR SHOWING ME WHERE I BELONG

I knew he was born on Christmas Day 1946. I knew his wife’s name, his kids’ names and the background stories to many songs. I'd read his books...
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MILES TO GO: I’M GIVING IT A SHOT

Let’s talk about the thing that everyone — and no one — is talking about. The skinny shots. That’s my oh-so-technical term for the semaglutide drugs — Ozempic,...
a man standing next to a woman in front of a washer

MILES TO GO: LOADS OF LOVE MAKES LIFE — AND LAUNDRY — EASIER

Clean laundry shouldn’t be considered a luxury. But in homes without a washer and dryer — and there are plenty in Key West — that April-fresh scent...
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MILES TO GO: WHAT’S WRONG WITH PEOPLE?

What is wrong with people? Never mind, don’t answer that. Don’t even try, because I’ve given up. Instead, I’ll just complain about people, specifically about the one, anonymous person...
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MILES TO GO: DON’T BE A JERK; IT’S TOO HOT

OK, Key West. We’ve got to stick together. It’s summertime in the Southernmost City and we’ve already had several days’ worth of heat advisories and triple-digit “feels like”...

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