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Beverly Beckham

Beverly Beckham is a columnist for the Globe’s regional editions.

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Beverly Beckham

Give thanks for this old-fashioned holiday

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Once a year, all across the country, we gather, and we talk and laugh and argue and remember and toast and count our many blessings.

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Respect is what’s missing in many interactions

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A course in civility and kindness and an awareness of others is something our culture could use a dose of right now.

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Talking beats texting, and yet we text

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No blue highways, no back roads and quiet lanes: Text is the interstate of communication, fast and direct.

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It’s how we live now — and die

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If Sandy Hook and the carnage of children changed nothing, Las Vegas will change nothing.