HOPE AND CERTAINTY On my first day as a freshman at Boston University, I received a phone call from my sister. She had called to say that our beloved Uncle Irv, who had lived next door to us all our lives, had suddenly died. He was jogging in the park, and he suddenly collapsed and


    CHANCE ENCOUNTERS In spite of our colds, Art and I spent the day yesterday in that old holiday tradition of buying a new car. We’d been having trouble with the old car off and on for as long as we have had it, and so we decided to go for something a bit more dependable