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It is Boston Marathon Day.  World Class, elite runners are gathering from all over the planet. However, because the temperature will be near 90 degrees and for the first time in 116 years officials are advising many not to run and to defer their applications...

I was sitting in a Burger King this evening when an employee started yelling, "No, no. Please no."   My imagination immediately created the worst possible scenario.  I was ready to run for an exit or hide under a table as I imagined someone had entered...

I am sometimes amazed at the longevity of things that are just not so. Decades ago we were told we only use ten percent of our brains and if we used all of them we would be incredibly intelligent.  Despite the fact we have known...

If you are thinking about getting a dog but you're not sure, don't (I repeat. Do not.) visit an animal shelter just to see what's there.  We did. We now have a new dog.  A shelter is totally pathetic.  As you walk down the aisle...

Annie and I took our first late night walk together last Thursday evening. We didn't get very far because the neighbor left his yard light on.  Annie soon discovered something was following her.  It was dark and no matter how fast or slow she went...

Occasionally a small rectangular box appears in the lower right hand corner of my computer screen with the following message, “Security Essentials has detected and isolated a threat to your computer.”   It then gives me an opportunity to “clean” my computer of the offending bug. ...

It was creepy looking.  All winter it appeared in various places around the house. We often found it crawling up and down the drapes in the family room. Today was spectacularly warm for April and so tonight it used up its welcome.  Knowing that it...

Six weeks ago one of my very best friends gently went to sleep in my arms. Mandy, our black lab, had been with us for over thirteen years.  Needless to say, it was a very emotional moment, so much so that I have not been...

Now that all the snow is gone we can evaluate the extent of the devastation left from last December's incredible ice storm.  From the thirty trees destroyed in my yard I will have firewood for years to come.  I am intrigued by differences between the...

It was a beautiful moment.  This morning I was walking down the hallway of a large elementary school when the principal announced over the loudspeaker that it was time to pledge allegiance to the flag.   I was where I could see into four classrooms as...