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It has been a few years now since my mother passed away, so I figured it was time to shred her business papers.  There was a box of old check registers, annuity papers, receipts for things long gone.  There were documents scribed with my father’s...

This past month one could almost have confused New England with the tropics.Each afternoon the sky filled with giant cumulus clouds; lightning flashed, thunder rumbled and torrential downpours filled our reservoirs to overflowing.  That is amazing.  All the moisture has awakened a rich array of...

Sometimes it is so dark when I walk my black lab I cannot see her even though we are on opposite ends of her leash.  I walk carefully as to not trip on anything as she tugs me down the hill. She loves to walk...

I have through the years developed a target on my back.  Actually it’s on the back of my head.  When I walk through the forest, mosquitoes and other heinous flying creatures see this large hairless circle and seem to think it’s some kind of supermarket. ...

Long I stood in the pet store trying to find the chameleon.  I felt pretty stupid considering it was in a glass enclosure that wasn’t overly large.  Finally I saw it, but only after it moved.   As I examined how well it blended in I...

One of the assignments in my Philosophy 101 course is for each student to write a reflective personal philosophy.  One of the things I have learned from these essays is how well known is Robert Frost’s poem about two roads dividing in a wood.   Often...

In a world of instant communication and worldwide coverage of almost everything,  it amazes me to realize there is starvation occurring in Somalia and Northern Kenya while we have an obesity problem.  When one sees the pictures of these families coming out of such a...

For over fifteen years now we have lived less than twenty minutes away from Walden Pond.  Surely every American high school graduate knows (at least a smidgeon) about Walden Pond, Thoreau and Concord.  Thinking that it was time to round out my education a bit...

It's an amazing story with a silver lining.  He was so many points ahead.  All Matthew Emmons had to do was hit the target to win a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics.  He did.  Unfortunately to everyone's horror, it was the wrong target.  He...

Last night while walking my dog I was serenaded by tree frogs, katydids, crickets, the buzzing of mosquitoes and the barking of a dog far off in our little city.  I like night sounds.  About two A.M. I awoke for a while and listened to...