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Smarting Over

“Pam Smart?” replied my young friend. “I know the name, but I don’t know why.” It took only a few words to freshen his memory.

Perambulations

Most geographic boundaries are only visible on maps, but we still benefit from examining them up close and personally.

Butterfly and Bee

New Hampshire Magazine Editor Rick Broussard reflects on the passing of Van McLeod.

Summer Sonnet

Yo. New Hampshire. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and temperate.

Best Wishes

Our Best of NH deadline falls just as summer wishes take shape. This year, for my family, there's also a wedding.

Vacation Zen

Summer is about expanding horizons, but it’s also a chance to look at some familiar things in a new way.

Mission Statement

“We enhance stockholder value through strategic business initiatives by empowered employees working in new team paradigms.”

What's Next

To keep a reader engaged, the most colorful language pales next to a simple situation that compels the mind to wonder, “What’s next?”

Saying Grace

Comedian Louis C.K. has a famous routine where he mocks those who agonize over what to do with their lives. He demonstrates his answer by pointing to his mouth and saying, “Just put food in here.”

Dog Years

Family pets are more than just furry, drooling, hair-shedding, furniture-scratching consumers of costly veterinary services.

Bottling Time

Who doesn’t want to give the future a piece of their mind?

Unsought Gifts

Here in the season of giving, it’s a good time to consider a certain set of gifts — the kind we never wanted and would have said “No, thanks,” if anyone had asked.

Maker Waves

Does anyone besides me remember the “Edmund Scientific Catalog?” Its arrival in the mail was like a secular Christmas.

Ghost Rider

Graveyards freak people out. I still remember a childhood playmate telling me, long ago, you have to hold your breath while walking or driving past one or you might “inhale a ghost.”

Personal Quest

Call it a walkabout, a pilgrimage or a spirit quest, but the idea is basically this: You’re so busy and burdened that to get back in step with your life you’ve got to walk away from it for awhile.
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