Author: Fred Gardner


We’re moving from the East Bay to the Wine Country, one carload at a time. I promised Rosie I would bring all her possessions and not try to distinguish between the useless stuff and the treasures. With a little help from...

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Two Words Instead of One

I always read those cute little lists in Harpers and it dawns on me that I might have one to contribute. Over the years in my AVA column I’ve remarked the replacement of one word for two in modern American usage. For...

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Inventory: ‘GI Papers’

We are moving to a smaller house and I’m deciding what not to bring. A drawer in a file cabinet contains leaflets and newspapers from the Vietnam War era. These are destined for a library and I’m taking a last look....

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