SELLING THE FARM

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We are selling Rockspring Farm.

That’s a line I never thought I’d write. In fact, when I telephoned my mother to give her the news she was literally speechless. I thought my cell phone had cut out. Then she finally whispered, “I never imagined you’d leave that place.”

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WE’RE NOT GAY, BUT …

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You’re about to read a partial transcript from a private phone conversation between a college senior and her mother. The call took place just a couple weeks ago from the campus where I teach. It began like this:

“Mom, do you promise me that you will still talk to me and still love me if I tell you this?”

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UP AND UP

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(March 21, 2016) It’s late at night and I’m standing beside the stage at the Neptune Theater in Seattle. Other than a few roadies packing up guitars, the hall has emptied. Lydia and I are waiting for David Crosby to emerge from his dressing room after his two-hour acoustic performance. For my 50th birthday he had arranged tickets and backstage passes for us and four friends.

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TIGER

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Simon & Schuster to Publish In-Depth Biography of Tiger Woods by Bestselling Journalists Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian

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A SORT OF HOMECOMING

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Tonight I’m speaking to a few hundred lawyers at the annual meeting of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. As I write this post I’m on a plane. The woman beside me is watching “Downton Abbey” on an iPad (Mrs. Patmore is scolding Daisy), and I’m reading an insightful book about how a longtime friendship between two Founding Fathers was severed after Thomas Jefferson used his position to secretly vilify John Adams. Once exposed, Jefferson tried to blame his actions on others, only deepening Adams’ sense of betrayal.

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