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The hospital I was in is on a hill.  I was on the fifth floor looking out over a still darkened city.  Dawn approached and little by little the shapes of church steeples, domed buildings and electronic towers crept out of the night.  Suddenly a...

It’s a funny thing about human beings.  If we hear one hundred positive compliments and just one negative comment, we will obsess over the one.  Tell someone you love them many times but just once say you don’t, it will be almost impossible to convince...

This morning’s Leominster/Fitchburg newspaper just spoiled one of my favorite things.  I love to sit outside in the evenings and feel the cool air push away the afternoon shadows as dusk closes another day.  Alas, it seems that our mosquitoes are now bearers of more...

Oh, I am in trouble.  My wife has been gone for three days and the last thing she said to me was, “Don’t forget to water the plants.”  This afternoon as I walked past a drooping hanging basket of flowers I thought, “We sure could...

Many years ago the wizards who make Kleenex marketed red Kleenex especially designed for use by hunters.  No hunter in his right mind pulls out a white Kleenex, wipes his nose and thereby makes himself look like a white-tailed deer.   Red seemed ideal.  No one...

There were a few people waiting for the elevator to arrive when a small group of young people suddenly appeared and pushed their way to the front and rushed in as soon as the doors opened.  I had to smugly smile to myself as I...

Our day began at 4 A.M. this morning.  At 6 A.M. I dropped my wife off at the Manchester NH airport for a not-so-long flight to Nashville, Tenn.  At 8 A.M. she called me from a bus on her way to Boston.  The plane in...

We have a thief in our neighborhood.  While I have not seen him, each morning I see what he has taken and I think he wears a Lone Ranger mask.  Each night he carefully opens our bird suet basket and carries off the suet and...

All of his young life Bazalel Katz hated his name.  He had to spell it for everyone and his father refused to allow him to change it.  In 1938 he fled Europe and moved to what is now Israel.  When at his port of entry...

According to the latest Scientific American, “When people feel safe and secure, they become more liberal, when they feel threatened, they become more conservative.”  This helps explain one reason why elderly people tend to become more conservative as they age.  As we age and realize...