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Why Things Aren’t As Bad As They Seem

February 5, 2019

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In this age of rapid-fire communication, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the bad news that keeps popping up everywhere: Horrific weather events keep gently nudging us that we are on a collision course with the environment, and that far worse is in store. Democracies around the world are failing, replaced by dictators, […]

This New Orange Era: The New Norm is Not A Norm

December 15, 2016

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  Back in the 1950s, the US, having just survived a horrific war, settled down and chose a general as President. The theme was order and prosperity. The small world that Life in the Boomer Lane inhabited consisted of school, family and friends. The first two were orderly and predictable. School, above all, was a […]

The Silliest Commercial: The Laughing Cow/La Vache Qui Rit, A Guest Post by Johanna van Zanten

February 27, 2015

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  Johanna is “a late bloomer who started writing my first short story when I turned sixty. As a newly single woman, with a lot of time on my hands and a wish to write a book, I got the hint and just started writing realizing, if not now, when?   I continued writing short […]

How many books will you read this year?

January 22, 2013

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I’ve just lifted my head from the latest page of the current book I’m reading, Spillover. Unless you want to know that a whole host of lethal viruses that used to live happily in animals are now packing up and moving into humans, don’t read this book. On the other hand, if microscopic mayhem gets […]

Generation ‘Special’

June 23, 2012

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This week’s Newsweek features a piece by David McCullough Jr, a teacher who gave a speech to the 2012 graduating class of Wellesley High School.  Visit Wellesley’s website.  The school sounds more like a university than a high school.  The gist of McCullough’s speech was “You are not special.  You see, if everyone is special, […]

Why I’ll be at The Rally to Restore Sanity

October 27, 2010

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I’m not a lifelong Liberal.  I’ve always been fortunate/cursed to see both sides to any issue.  Because of that, I often feel paralyzed about making a voting decision.  And, unlike many people, I can’t get past my dislike of a politician and simply vote the party line. But I’ve been around long enough now to […]

Why I'll be at The Rally to Restore Sanity

October 27, 2010

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I’m not a lifelong Liberal.  I’ve always been fortunate/cursed to see both sides to any issue.  Because of that, I often feel paralyzed about making a voting decision.  And, unlike many people, I can’t get past my dislike of a politician and simply vote the party line. But I’ve been around long enough now to […]