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Of poutine and pennies

Each of my grandparents grew up in Quebec, Canada, before moving to the mill communities of Lewiston and Auburn, Maine. We spent Christmas Eves at my maternal grandparents’ modest home, at one end of which was my grandfather’s barbershop. Next

The Babe Ruth century or: How I helped to end the Curse of the Bambino

In the summer of 2004, a family vacation took us to Toronto. We stayed at the Hilton Toronto. In Room 1918. I joked in a postcard to my brother that even in Canada I could not escape the “Curse of