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THEATER REVIEW: ‘2.5 Minute Ride’ plays at Hartford Stage through June 23

I don’t always recommend solo performances, but this one is that rare exception. It is a must see!

AMPLIFICATIONS: Fear of change

And that’s the rub, isn’t it? We fear that which can go wrong. We may desire change, but the journey is just too bumpy for some of us to handle.

Sheffield Board of Health schedules meeting to address e-cigarette use among youth

In his letter Dennis Sears writes: "We cannot wait and must take steps now, as e-cigarette use rose 77 percent among high schoolers and 50 percent among middle schoolers so far in 2018."

BOB GRAY: Changing views

We knew the stream as Icy Brook. The trout we sought were natives, eight or ten skittish inches long, and pink as salmon.

EDGEWISE: Alchemizing grief with love

The power of the human imagination to empathize deeply with others is our most valuable trait. It holds the seed of the vision of world peace and ecological harmony.

CONNECTIONS: Alone in the Age of Connection

Technology enables social isolation. We are “always connected” but no less alone. Communication no longer includes human speech. We no longer need to hear or listen or see another human being to call it conversation. The light we are basking in is not another human being’s smile but the glow of a computer screen.

Lifeworks: A Zumba and Yoga studio thrives by serving young families

By transplanting and re-envisioning the child-friendly studio model she found in Israel to the Berkshires, Ilana Siegal has found her calling: “My priority is to make everyone who walks in here feel as if they are treated as full human beings.”

Short Story: The Nose Picker

For the most part he enjoyed the secrecy, as though he were absurdly undermining the conventions insisting upon his loneliness — his lostness, his girlfriend, his future in the world, his security, the shame upon his habit.
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The Edge Is Free To Read.

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