Chris VanWyngarden 
Member since Feb 9, 2012

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  • Letter From the Editor

      Looking back through the columns I write each year is always illuminating, mainly because so much of what occupies our civic and social discourse is revealed as ephemeral, meaningless six months or even six weeks later ...

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    How telephone technology has changed everything - from dating to bar talk.

      Last Thursday, I went to pick up a pizza and salad for take-out from my favorite pub in Overton Square. I like to order after I get there, so I can have a frosty beer while waiting. I sat on a barstool, bought a cold one, and dug into my pocket for my cell phone so I could check messages, emails, Facebook, Words With Friends, whatever. Imagine my shock and sadness when I realized I'd left it at home. The horror ...

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    Baby boomers once loved marijuana — now it may save their life.

      Like most baby boomers, I have some experience with marijuana. I was exposed to it in college in the 1970s and inhaled frequently for a number of years. I did not consider it harmful, but I stopped smoking it regularly because it made me feel inarticulate and dopey. I wanted to be a writer, and what I wrote while on pot was mostly self-referential gibberish ...

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  • Letter From the Editor

      GOP candidate Mitt Romney opened the first presidential debate by declaring that he would cut the federal subsidy that helps fund the Public Broadcasting System. "I like Big Bird," Romney said, but he wasn't going to "borrow money from China to pay for it ...
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