President Kalikow's latest article in the Morning Sentinel.
A COUPLE OF WEEKS ago I was getting my hair cut by a new stylist. In the course of our first conversation, she told me a story that I am passing on to you. Since she doesn't know I am doing this, I'm changing her name.
"Harriet" is a Maine native who came to Portland after high school to work in the field she always dreamed of, hair styling and cosmetics. I would judge that in hair-cutting she is well on her way to the 10,000 hours of practice that Malcolm Gladwell tells us it takes for a person to achieve mastery in her craft.
So, the story. One recent Sunday, Harriet went home to visit her folks who live a couple of hours outside of Portland. As they were sitting down to dinner, Harriet's mom said, "Here's a letter that came for you."
Harriet was puzzled by this. She has been living on her own since graduation, and she did not expect any more of her mail to come to her parents' house.
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