I was interviewed yesterday by Andrew Roblee of the Seward House in Auburn NY.  Here is the link. http://sewardhouse.org/mp3/sewardcast-episode-15-interview-with-walter-stahr/ I have not, I think, talked in this blog about the Seward House, but it is an amazing place, “worth the detour” in the immortal phrase of the Michelin guide.  One feels as if Seward were…

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I am in California, no longer a resident of New Hampshire, not quite a resident of California yet.  I have been thinking a lot about place recently, about how I am never quite in one place.  I never seem to be “from here.” I was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as my father started law school…

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Yesterday was graduation day here at the Phillips Exeter Academy.  A wonderful, emotional, difficult day. It was a beautiful, sunny day here, and graduation was held on the lawn in front of the main academy building, where the dog Sunny and I have walked so many times.  My daughter Lydia—intelligent, beautiful, poised, gracious—was among the…

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