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Exercise can help.

A big gamble

This is a roly-poly pudding of opinion, bureaucratic tension — much of it within the same department of the federal government — and a community in search of a payoff.

Lifelong learning

And there you have it, the key to the trends documented by the CDC.

Cars and us

The traffic problem is of such a modest magnitude that we can get our arms around it, and because growth and change are inevitable, we should.

Reflection: 15 years of those things

Plus, as Russell Baker said, "yesteryear's swashbuckling newspaper reporter has turned into today's solemn young sobersides nursing a glass of watered white wine after a day of toiling over computer databases in a smoke-free, noise-free newsroom.

Boomers consider their futures

MassINC's survey is a timely alarm for Massachusetts leaders, and it is familiar stuff to Vineyarders.

How shall we describe ourselves? Officially.

Versions of this plea have appeared in this space several times over the years.

Just a quick comment

Your views welcome.

A note to the Commentariat

This column incorporates part of a of column that appeared in this space in January.

No more chop suey and canned peas

The lunch rooms at my high school were in the cellar.

What’s the story this year

A version of this column appeared in this space in September of 2006.

A standing O

"You know, John," Joseph said to the man who would preside over Sunday's gathering, "if you live long enough, I know my parents love you and you'll probably do my service.

Bob Douglas and Shenandoah – a half-century together

Honoring a half century of Bob and Shenandoah, Black Dog Tall Ships has operated day sails throughout the week and they will continue until Saturday, from 3-6 pm, onboard Shenandoah.

We learn from one another

I am very proud of my environmentally sound re-use of the blue plastic sleeves in which The New York Times arrives, to clean up after the boys who watch with smug satisfaction.

It’s a matter of dangerousness

In this small, inconvenient community, when there is the chance to exercise greater control over criminal behavior than seems possible elsewhere, and when law enforcement has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to catch and prosecute misbehavior, what's wanted from the courts is something more than personal recognizance, low bails, probation, hopefulness, community service, confusion, and recidivism.

Medicine in the 20th Century told through the extraordinary career of cardiologist Eugene Braunwald

In the dedication of his book, Tom makes clear the link and the importance to him of not only Braunwald's story, intertwined as it is with the history of medical progress, but also the nation's story of 20th Century immigration.

Don’t do it, don’t use that exclamation point!

One Wednesday evening recently, as we put the finishing touches on another print edition of The Times, we chatted about semi-colons. At your dinner...

The Vineyard’s better August angels

The president and his family arrive this weekend. They and we can all go to The Fair next weekend and enjoy ourselves. But, till...

It’s possible to be smart and green

The state's Green Communities Act has increased the cost of electricity to Massachusetts residential and business ratepayers.

The Fair is the end-of-summer signal, just two weeks away

Then there's the Wilson County, Tennessee fair with contests for decorating skateboards and text messaging.