Monthly Archives: August 2014

End of Summer

End of Summer End of summer? It’s only August you say? At least wait until Labor Day which itself is the earliest it can be this year? Well, here in Northern New England, and, as far as I can tell … Continue reading

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Hackathons for Gramma

Hackathons for Gramma “Of Apps and Aptitude: We Could Teach Grandmothers to Code.” This headline of the opinion piece by Vivek Wadhwa (Washington Post) caught my eye. My attention skipped ahead to a suggestion: ”Hold hackathons for grandma.” There would … Continue reading

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Birthday Gifts for Kids?

Birthday Gifts for Kids? Me to 12 year old boy: How was your birthday party? He: Good Me: What did you guys do? He: Played games in the yard. Me: What presents did you get? He: Gift cards Me: Gift … Continue reading

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Salt

Salt A heading Thursday in both the Boston Globe and our local paper caught my eye :    “Study Questions Need To Reduce Salt Intake.” Of course there is controversy,  and by next week the opposite point of view will … Continue reading

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Blogging

Blogging When I started this blog nearly two years ago, I had only the vaguest idea of what I was doing. I had been looking at lots of other blogs and thinking, “I could do that.”  I knew that I … Continue reading

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Benedict

Benedict Note to readers: last month you met Bixby. After Bixby went to the Great Catnip Field in the sky, Benedict, a year-old stray, rescued by a local shelter, found his forever home with me. Here he is in his … Continue reading

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Days of Obligation

Days of Obligation By A. Curmudgeon Catholic or not, if you grew up in the Boston area, you were well aware of Holy Days of Obligation, those six days on the church calendar, to say nothing of each Sunday, when, … Continue reading

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