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The Myth of the Lift

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Is getting a ride all it”s cracked up to be? By Jeanne Martinet It seemed like a no-brainer at the time. I mean, if you have to go to a funeral in New Jersey and you”re faced with a choice between public transportation (in this case, a bus from Port Authority followed by either a [&hellip
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The Overachieving Overnighter

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Is there such a thing as being too great a guest? By Jeanne Martinet Recently, friends from Montreal, a married couple, came to stay with me for one night on their way to see relatives in Virginia. When they called to let me know they were running late due to a delayed flight, I said [&hellip
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The Overachieving Overnighter

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Is there such a thing as being too great a guest? By Jeanne Martinet Recently, friends from Montreal, a married couple, came to stay with me for one night on their way to see relatives in Virginia. When they called to let me know they were running late due to a delayed flight, I said [&hellip
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That’s My Queue

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Embracing waiting in line By Jeanne Martinet The other day, as I was in line at Pier 11 for the water taxi to Ikea, I started thinking about how much waiting in line we all do. Every day we wait in line at stores, stations, theaters, banks, post offices and bus stops. We wait in [&hellip
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For Your Ears Only

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The best thing about cell phones By Jeanne Martinet These days, there are a lot of people (and yes, I’m occasionally one of them) denouncing the omnipresence of cell phones. They point out that in the last 20 years, cell phones have gone from exotic rarities to bodily appendages we cannot live without; that people [&hellip
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Mayberry Manhattan

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Where everybody knows your name By Jeanne Martinet It was one of those hot, humid evenings when you are so happy to get home to your apartment that you think you may never leave it again. I had just peeled off my sweaty clothes and had started running a bath, preparing to settle in for [&hellip
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