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Nov.17.2010
Los Angeles Times
In her last in-depth interview about writing, Harper Lee talked about her hometown, Monroeville, Ala., in 1964, telling Roy Newquist: We simply entertained each other by talking. It's quite a thing, if you've never been in or known a small Southern town. The people are not particularly sophisticated, naturally. They're not worldly wise in any way. But they tell...
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Mar.25.2009
Los Angeles Times
For the family of a college football coach, a white Christmas was an ominous sign. It meant we were home for the holidays after a losing season, not at a bowl game in some sunny clime. A white Christmas often came with a pink slip for Dad and the entire coaching staff from the athletic department, which meant we'd all be moving again soon. One of my dad's...
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Mar.25.2009
Los Angeles Times
My husband and I have never owned a house -- and may not any time soon, despite the steep drop in home prices. We have one kid in college, another going next year, and a 9-year-old. My sister, who is almost seven years younger than me, just bought her first home. I have soul-searched for jealousy, but all I feel is admiration. It took five months of looking and...