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The first snowfall of Winter 2020. At the time of this picture, the depth was 4 inches of heavy wet stuff. The road crews were talking about how thing were “getting greasy” out, and how somebody had to put on their chains up by Beaver Brook Falls. And just now the Errol Fire Department got […]
The cabin fever got strong in us this week, so today Jim Macdonald and I went on a six-hour-plus road trip to eat take-out food that didn’t come from our little town – just him and me and our masks in our comfy blue Subaru. First we drove to North Conway, admiring the foliage all […]
So Jim Macdonald and I were sitting around the office this afternoon, and – as happens with writers – we fell to discussing Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest, and how Hammett had managed to come up with one of the handful of infinitely reusable plots. Dickens’s A Christmas Carol is one; likewise Chaucer’s “Pardoner’s Tale” and […]
Category Archives: politics
Free download, in accessible, searchable Epub format, with live links to 740+ original documents: the Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election (“The Mueller Report”). Read it. Really. It’s important.
The sad fact is that people who don’t have medical insurance don’t get medical care. Today is the first day of the Affordable Care Act open enrollment program. Go sign up. Today. See also: Doing My Part for ACA Open … Continue reading
All too often these days we read or hear in the news, “[Name of politician] doubled down on his earlier remarks…” So what does it mean to “double down”? The term comes from the world of gambling, specifically from the … Continue reading
Benefit Concert for the relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Mexico Saturday, October 7 at 3:00 pm Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois Suggested donations taken at the door: Adults $10, Children $5 Additional donations are appreciated. Cash … Continue reading
Some of y’all may recall the post From My Mail a while back, requesting votes to get a grant from State Farm for Camp Mariposa in Nashua, NH. Camp Mariposa is a mentoring and addiction prevention program for youth (ages … Continue reading
The news lately is full of the word “dotard,” and all of the news sources feel compelled to add a definition. As if everyone didn’t already know what dotard meant. In the small fishing village whence I come, “Dotard!” is … Continue reading
My connection with this group: Sometimes I do magic for them. —- I’m proud to announce that the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua’s Camp Mariposa has been selected as one of 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® … Continue reading
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Climate change is real, it’s happening, it’s measurable, and humans are causing it. Here’s some more primary date for anyone interested: a free e-book from the University of Chicago Press: Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods by Richard … Continue reading