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Telly Halkias: Red Sox Nation should stand and cheer Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter, captain of the New York Yankees, warming up before a game at Camden Yards, 2007. Photo by Keith Allison/Wikepedia

It’s only fitting that Jeter takes his final swing not in the Bronx, but in Boston.

Bennington Museum widens scope, adds taste of Vermont modernism

The Bennington Museum's director since 2012, Robert Wolterstorff, is exploring new ways to show and grow the museum's collection. Photo courtesy Bennington Museum

Robert Wolterstorff, who was hired as the museum’s new director in 2012, was seeking a new challenge, and Vermont seemed the perfect place to realize it.

Telly Halkias: Citizen blogs – a chasm of standards

While some have anointed the casual blogger a citizen journalist, there still remains a chasm of standards between the two, most notably in the framework and the rigor with which information is presented to the public.

At Hildene, focus turns to ecological stewardship

Cutline: Hildene, the Lincoln family home in Manchester, seen from the gardens behind it, is evolving into a working farm and estate that is attractive not only for its history but for its pursuit of 21st century interests in environmental stewardship and sustainability. Photo courtesy Hildene

Along with a museum, the 400-plus acre property that was once home to Robert Todd Lincoln offers footpaths, farming and cheesemaking.

Telly Halkias: Bergdahl affair is far from over

Finally, after weeks of Beltway political theater, and my telling anyone who would listen that the Bergdahl affair is a long, long way from being over, the Pentagon announced that it has opened a formal investigation into the case.

Telly Halkias: A grand(father’s) legacy

George Halkias, the author's grandfather, circa 1914, in a portrait with his wife Aspasia, in Athens, Greece. Courtesy photo

I was blessed to have known two of my grandparents, my maternal grandmother Stamatina, or Yiayia, and my paternal grandfather George, or Pappou. … This week, in honor of Father’s Day, I’ll remember Pappou.

Telly Halkias: Building an electoral bridge?

Recently, I read a report on several states tinkering with how to allot their votes in the Electoral College, and I’m convinced the way we elect our presidents needs reform.

Telly Halkias: My unending Memorial Day

Eleven years ago this month, my world became an emptier place. On May 19, 2003, my friend Dominic was killed in Iraq.

Telly Halkias: Add up the math, part 2

But how to teach math in the Digital Age, and just as importantly, how to learn it? It turns out the best new method is really the oldest.

Telly Halkias: Add up the math

The longtime national debate on improving mathematics performance in our schools has drifted away from some of the truths of teaching and learning this subject.

Telly Halkias: How Robert Frost saved my life

American poet Robert Frost (1874-1963). Library of 
Congress photo

I was 13 when I first read Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall,” and it changed me forever.

Telly Halkias: RIP, Joel Brinkley

When Pulitzer Prize-winner Joel Brinkley died of an acute illness on March 11 at age 61, the American news media lost one of its top journalists, and finest human beings.

Telly Halkias: The job interview’s death knell

Today, obsession with technology will squash your candidacy for a job as fast as demonstrated past proficiency with it might keep you in the running.

Telly Halkias: The view from Sophie’s porch

Sophie, in 2009, at age 10 after a rehab walk while nursing ligament injuries. Photo by Telly Halkias

When I saw Sharon’s number on my cellphone, I knew my Sophie would soon be gone from this world.

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