Category Archives: Current issues

What’s your brag?

It’s Labor Day, so I’m not laboring. Such a lame joke that gets repeated every year, and every year someone feels clever for saying it. I suppose somewhere in this country, Labor Day is celebrated the way it once was–with … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve, and all is well

In the days throughout my childhood and young adult years, when I faithfully kept a daily diary, Dec. 31 was special. On that day, as I crawled into bed, I did my yearly summation. I carefully looked for significance, for … Continue reading

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The election is beside the point

I went in to yesterday’s election knowing that no matter how it turned out, I wouldn’t be entirely happy. Neither would I be entirely disheartened. That’s because both parties espouse things I believe in, and both work against other things … Continue reading

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You’re cheating and I know it

At this moment, I’m enjoying a cup of coffee, with a graham cracker to dip into it. It won’t take as many bites to finish it as it once did. I’ve been eating graham crackers since before I started school, … Continue reading

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Let the tugs stay

I took a good long look today because the scene is liable to change drastically tomorrow. Today, all but one of the winter lay-up boats are still here. In the next four days, eight are due to leave. Right now, … Continue reading

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Want Pope news? Go to the right source

The Popes–outgoing, incoming and the candidates in between–are big news these days. Journalists are pouring into Rome and seldom does a newscast pass without some sort of sound bite on the whole event. But, I have a suggestion. If you … Continue reading

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Pass (on) the buzzard, please

They all swore they wouldn’t do it. Every one of my friends and co-workers said nope, no way, not a chance. The big-box stores could stay open as long as they wanted to today, Thanksgiving Day, but no one I … Continue reading

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Who paid for your holiday?

We went in and right back out of our favorite main-drag restaurant yesterday, where people were backed up to the door. Today there wasn’t a parking place to be had around another eating place, and we were forced to settle … Continue reading

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No one stands for me

This June 5, I’ll be doing one of the most painful things I’ve ever done. I’ll be voting. I used to love to vote. I loved exercising my “civic responsibility.” I loved being part of the democratic process. I loved … Continue reading

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Honoring the earth every day

I’m surrounded by windows in my living room, and through the glass I can see tiny red leaves bursting forth on the maple trees, and wind riffling through newly-budded shrubbery. In an earlier walk with Lady, I watched clouds scudding … Continue reading

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