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Traditional Valentine's Day gifts are chocolates or flowers, and there's nothing wrong with that, especially if the chocolates aren't from a drugstore. But it

Sometimes luck is in the pantry. On New Year's Day, good friends from distant parts phoned to say they'd be in town unexpectedly. Could

The enormous popularity of British television's "Downton Abbey" is a great boon to PBS, which is airing it in the United States, and I

We tend to overindulge during the holidays. "The more the merrier" is the prevailing theme, after all. So wouldn't it be great if a

I met Shauna James Ahern last September at one of Molly O'Neill's Longhouse Writers Revivals. These one-day, single-subject conversations draw an inspired group of

Most of us have a favorite literary classic we think about at Christmas. Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" comes to mind, well-loved for its