Linda Frederick Yaffe

Finding the right bus

Two big coaches pulled up to the bus stop at the same time. Dozens of people rushed to get on board as busy drivers stacked luggage in the hold. Several destinations were clea ...

Another View: Finding the right bus

Two big coaches pulled up to the bus stop at the same time. Dozens of people rushed to get on board as busy drivers stacked luggage in the hold. Several destinations were clearly ...

Reader Input: Stay informed on senior center

The Multipurpose Senior Center in Auburn’s DeWitt Center is one of the busiest spots in town. Activities such as arts and crafts groups, current events discussions, support ...

Another View: Undertake and over give

As novelist and essayist Joshua Foer tells us: “Languages are something of a mess. They evolve over centuries through an unplanned, democratic process that leaves them teemin ...

Another View: Undertake … and over-give

As novelist and essayist, Joshua Foer tells us, "languages are something of a mess. They evolve over centuries through an unplanned, democratic process that leaves them teemin ...

In the world, but not entirely of it

What would life be like if you could not read? In novelist Penelope Lively’s “How It All Began,” the character Charlotte teaches adult learners who are just begin ...

Another View: In the world, but not entirely of it

What would life be like if you could not read? In novelist Penelope Lively's “How It All Began,” the character Charlotte teaches adult learners who are just beginni ...

Reader Input: Treasure your right to decide

Faced with a long list of complex issues on the Nov. 6 ballot, we need to carefully read, ponder, then vote upon the measures and candidates that will affect all of us right now &m ...

Another View: ‘Read to Me, Grandpa!’

Lewis' 2-year-old granddaughter thrust a book into his hands: "Please read me this story, Grandpa!" But Lewis was speechless ... because he couldn't read. Lewis ...

Better than you found it

Cool and clean, the highest reaches of the Sierra Nevada Mountains stand aloof and unspoiled. Long ago, campers built fire rings — and left the remains of messy wood fires — at ...