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Our relationship with memory can be a roller coaster that contains amazing forensic detail recollection on one hand, and remarkable powers of blurring on the other. This month in “The Good Life,” Sarah writes about memories and how their ambiguity is what builds our lives. Details are important but the impressions events leave behind is the ultimate achievement…

Question and Answer What scents bring back vivid memories from your childhood? Jeanne Ionata remembers: Wet earth after it’s just rained in the summer… wild grapes… melting tar. Jackie Amuso Dolby remembers: The ocean… freshly cut grass… and chlorine. Robin Morgan Huntley remembers: My nana’s Christmas cookies. Diane Hinze Kanzler remembers: Rosewater–reminds me of my great-grandma’s hugs. Lilacs in bloom. Manure–reminds me of mucking out stalls when I was a kid… Sara… Read More

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