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boston globe magazine
May 23, 2010
The calmest man in the clubhouse (Photograph by Josh Campbell)

The calmest man in the clubhouse

He’s won two championships and cemented a special place in Red Sox history. But manager Terry Francona has accomplished something even more astounding during his six years in baseball’s craziest job: simply staying normal. This season, as the team got off to a topsy-turvy start, that trait was being put to the test like never before.

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Too much information

Should I hide my old journals – filled with details of love’s ups and downs – from the kids?
dinner with cupid

Fun facts

He’s into partying. She’s not. Will it kill their chances for romance?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

Turning away help

Should you apologize for not accepting aid? Plus, thanks-free favor requests.
pierced column

Borderline insanity

In the Bay State, shades of Arizona.
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Memo to Cape Wind foes: Enough already

Memo to Cape Wind foes: Enough already

The arguments have been studied, debated, and finally decided. There's only one thing left to do: Move on.

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First Person
Home stretch
Baron Baptiste, 46, returns not to the yoga schools he founded here, but to the Park Plaza Hotel on Wednesday to offer yoga to those with multiple sclerosis.
Savory custards
Four sophisticated variations are silky but not sweet.
Tales from the City
Must love dogs
A dog surprise at the hospital, and a Brookline translation.
On the Block
Turning on the curb appeal
These homes offer a warm welcome with a picket fence.
Fashion Snapshot
Bead it
Shiny details make a mark on clothes and accessories.
Playing house
A retired couple’s toys show off their lighthearted style.
Parenting Traps
Talking trash
One mom fights foul language – with consequences for the whole family.
Letters to the Magazine Editor
Readers sound off on ways to stop a bully, and parents' homework hell.

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Steve Carrell

Kickin' back with Steve Carell in Marshfield

This summer, the star returns to Massachusetts for some much-needed R & R.
James Reeb

Letter from Selma

Revisiting the 1965 murder of a white Boston minister that helped usher in the Voting Rights Act.
Home-birth battle

Home-birth battle

Massachusetts doesn't regulate midwives. Now one brave – and unlikely – advocate is fighting for change.
Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

The professionals share space-saving tips for every room in your home.