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James Werrell

Smells can trigger childhood memories

While the smell of old books might be hard to describe in any great detail, one whiff can send us back to days spent in the library, rummaging through our grandparents’ bookcases or poking around in a vintage bookstore.

James Werrell

Stopping Trump nominees will be almost impossible

What keeps echoing in the back of my head is the phrase: elections have consequences. My blood pressure rises when I think about how the outcome of the election might have been different if just a few thousand more of those marchers from key states had voted on Election Day instead of waiting until afterward to protest the results.

James Werrell

Will you be tuning in to today’s inauguration?

For me, the inauguration, as with most things associated with the American presidency, still bore the staid trappings of a civics lesson on national virtue and patriotism. It was living history lifted from a textbook, untainted by scandal, political divisiveness or angry Tweets.

James Werrell

Will you be tuning in to today’s inauguration?

For me, the inauguration, as with most things associated with the American presidency, still bore the staid trappings of a civics lesson on national virtue and patriotism. It was living history lifted from a textbook, untainted by scandal, political divisiveness or angry Tweets.

James Werrell

People wondered where that other daughter was

This transition seems a good time to recognize the unusual grace, character and charm of the Obama family, the president (he’s still president!) in particular. I predict it won’t be long before much of America is feeling nostalgic for the “No Drama Obama” style of running the nation.

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