Carol Marino: Good News

Always the next big thing

January 19, 2020 at 3:00 am

I got an unexpected introduction to yet another new technology recently.I was picking something up at my son’s house while he was out of town and as I stepped up to the door I heard “Hey there.” The voice came out of seemingly nowhere. It t...

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Holidays made happier by friendly folks

January 05, 2020 at 3:00 am

As a new year flings open its sash to let in the fresh air and the passing year shutters its window and turns out the lights, there are a few people I encountered during December whose kindness made the holiday hubbub just that much more pl...

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A Christmas reflection

December 22, 2019 at 3:00 am

In one of the last lectures in the mindfulness meditation lecture series I listened to recently the author tells an old story about a woman of means named Kisa Gotami, who lived during the Buddha’s time, whose young son had died.Consumed by...

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Take a virtual history tour through Montana

December 08, 2019 at 3:00 am

The Montana Historical Society’s Explore Big website, which launched in 2017, has expanded substantially this year. The website, Explorebig.org, and free mobile app now give users instant access to nearly 1,750 stories and images about plac...

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A meditation on mindfulness

November 24, 2019 at 3:00 am

The other evening I happened to notice I was grinding coffee beans with my left hand while shaking the salad dressing bottle with my right. I’ve pretty much been this way (doing two things at once) since I became a parent many years ago.My ...

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Face to face with Facebook

November 10, 2019 at 3:00 am

Social media fans may have a bone to pick with me after reading this column about their daily penchant to peruse online posts.For the record, I’ve chosen, since that method of communication was invented, not to partake.I realize Facebook, T...

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Chop wood, carry water

October 28, 2019 at 3:47 pm

The small ivory figurine that stands on a windowsill in my living room was given to me by a friend way back in high school, which makes our relationship — with both my girlfriend and the figurine — older than the one with my husband.The fig...

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You say Marano? … I still say Marino

October 13, 2019 at 3:00 am

My brother-in-law John rented an apartment in September in the town of Giulianova near Pescara on the Adriatic coast of central Italy — the vicinity of his family’s paternal grandparents’ birthplace.While there, he and my husband Jim’s sist...

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Don’t spare the spare keys

September 29, 2019 at 3:00 am

Technology has given us magnetic keys, key cards, keyless entry remotes, smart keys, and chip keys — also called transponder keys or, in more common vernacular, fobs. It used to be if you got locked out of your car you’d just run a hanger d...

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An unofficial end to summer

September 15, 2019 at 3:00 am

Last weekend was all about synchronicity for me. Though it wasn’t what I would have preferred to do, my activities seemed to fall into perfect order with the planet’s inclination.I’d returned after Labor Day with a cold after a trip visitin...

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