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The Boston Globe


Brian McGrory

A life filled up with love

Maybe it’s me, but life seems like one giant divide these days — the 99 percent vs. the 1 percent, the 47 percent vs. everyone else, black against white, men against women, Paula Broadwell against Jill Kelley.

Which is how I happened to arrive recently at the faded front door of Nick’s Service Station in Cambridge. Think of a sleek Mobil Mart, with bright lights and computerized pumps — and then think of the exact opposite, right down to the ancient sign on the brick building that says, “Master Mechanic on Duty.”

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