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Filch

Lynch mobs are never a source for justice. The rioters, the looters, the protestors, those screaming that justice wasn’t done—the truth will never be found by them and doesn’t really matter to them, anyhow. It was never about truth, it … Continue reading

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Straws

Straws. We all experience episodes of them stacking up on our backs. This past summer was full of them. Especially July. First, my youngest daughter returned to a classroom for the first time in two years. She had been on … Continue reading

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Antique Times

When I first set out to purchase a computer in the spring of 1982, I expected to get an Apple II. But I was put off by its high cost, and even more by the salespeople at CompuStore who insisted … Continue reading

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Sickness

The Serenity Prayer plays frequently in my mind: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.” It doesn’t always help, since … Continue reading

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A Pet Peeve

A pet peeve is a minor annoyance that one identifies as being particularly infuriating. It’s your “pet,” because you find it more maddening than most of the people around you. In fact, most of the people around you are not … Continue reading

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Never Enough

Sleep. I never seem to get enough of it. I feel as if I’ve spent much of my adulthood sleep deprived. I remember during my senior year of high school the country went on year-round daylight savings time. For me, … Continue reading

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The Road

Robert Frost wrote a poem entitled The Road Not Taken, which ends with the five line stanza: I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took … Continue reading

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Squiggles

Our interaction with others changes us. Our parents, teachers, family, friends, and random walk-ons upon the stage of life alter our story, and affect our daily conduct. Some of our fellow actors we remember with fondness, some not so much. … Continue reading

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A Classic

There are many things that let you know you are becoming old. Receiving regular mailings from AARP asking you to join is one of the more obvious, of course. But there are other, more subtle things. For instance, my wife … Continue reading

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While You’re Making Other Plans

John Lennon, of Beatles fame, is quoted as saying “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” And that certainly does seem to be the case. My first year of teaching at my alma mater, my … Continue reading

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