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Life among the slabs

John Steinbeck would have loved Slab City. It wasn’t on his route. It’s rarely on anybody’s. But on an abandoned military base in the desert of southeastern California, there are some highly colorful characters among the snowbirds and squatters who call…

Someday her prince will come

One of Ace’s biggest fans at Arbor Acres, the Winston-Salem retirement community in which my mother lives, is Jo Cochran, who lives down the hall. When word spreads that Ace is visiting, as it inevitably does, she’s always one of the…