Monthly Archives: September 2014

Useful Words

Useful Words Eventually … Sitting on a side street, waiting many minutes to get out on Rte. 1 in Maine on a summer Sunday afternoon : “I’m going to be sitting here all day!”   Then I remember: no, eventually I … Continue reading

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Ian, R.I.P.

Ian, R.I.P. This post is dedicated to the memory of Ian Gemery, a Hanover High School junior who took his own life on Thursday, September 18. What we do know: Though quiet, Ian had a great sense of humor and … Continue reading

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Barbie

Barbie Barbie is in the fight of her life. Broadcast and print media carried this news story last summer. Who knew that she regularly faced competition to force her out of her position of queen of the doll world? The … Continue reading

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Even More Weird Headlines

Even More Weird Headlines Harvard Square Businesses install tablets to collect more than spare change for homeless (Boston Globe 3/1/13) Florida Man Swallowed by Sinkhole (A/P to Valley News 3/2/13) Stray Seal Pup Shows Up at Maine Hospital Entrance Wandered … Continue reading

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9/11

9/11 On this, the 13th anniversary of that fateful day, I think of all the people who died, of the many friends and relatives who suffered from their passing, of a nation who, as I see it, lost its innocence … Continue reading

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Scientifically Illiterate

Scientifically Illiterate What I remember of science instruction in elementary school is a cursory unit on digestion: something about chewing a piece of bread, swallowing it, etc., etc. Then I went to junior high and for seventh and eighth grade … Continue reading

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76

76 Not 76 trombones Not the Broadway musical It’s me! 76 years old today. In a recent cartoon, Dennis the Menace asked, “Grandpa, did you get old all at once?” If he asked me, I’d have to say, “Yup. I … Continue reading

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