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Articles written by Jack Fredrickson

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Mails, emails and paper trails

I confess I've been reading other people's mail for many of the past decades. No, I've not been opening stuff misdelivered to my mailbox. I'm talking about the letters of people... — Updated 2/24/2021


Girls and boys and lessons in optimism

Early into the school shutdowns this past spring, I got reassured by the two girls next door. Not missing a beat, Caroline began Zooming ballet, younger Julia hip hop. Caroline... — Updated 11/4/2020


Tending to pesky bookcases, redux

The current crisis has triggered the recollection of a question in the muddle in the middle of my head, where there's plenty of room for faint relevance. The recollection was of... — Updated 5/13/2020


Chet and Ron and the quality of regret

The small stack of elderly firewood beside my garage occasionally reminds me of Chet and Ron. They were my first two project bosses after I was hired by a management consulting... — Updated 2/5/2020


For love's sake, don't look away

One year and one day ago, a 93-year-old woman ran down my wife, Susan, on the sidewalk on First Street, shattering her, shoulders to knees. Sue and I were out for our daily walk. Th... — Updated 11/20/2019


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