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Mar.26.2013
"Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it." Stephen Wright ____________________________________________________________   After Dana and Ro left, I found myself having sleep issues. I believe it was a combination of what had just occurred, and what had just...
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Mar.26.2013
  “I prefer the mystic clouds of nostalgia to the real thing, to be honest.”  Robert Wyatt ______________________________________________________     Dana, Mel’s ex had come to visit us in New Hampshire. And I had just broken the news that Bootsie, who we all had in common...
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Mar.26.2013
  "Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to talking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young." Sigmund Freud ______________________________________________________   Mel always had some malady or another. Most of...
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Mar.26.2013
  “A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history”.   Mahatma Gandhi   ____________________________________________________________   Before Betty came to live with us, after Puz died, Susan, Mel’s niece, Candee...
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Mar.26.2013
  "Why can't we build orphanages next to homes for the elderly?  If someone were sitting in a rocker, it wouldn't be long before a kid will be in his lap.”  Cloris Leachman _______________________________________________________ Mel’s mom and dad were living in Arizona.  ...
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Mar.26.2013
  ” Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to.”  Richard Harris Barham ____________________________________________________________ We packed everything we had and made the 1600+ miles north.The drive was remarkable. It was August, so the lush green of summer accompanied us all the...
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Mar.26.2013
Robert Frost was born on this date in 1874. Most historians presume he is playing softball in this Bread Loaf photo from the 1940s. I've always suspected it was Tai Chi. (Photo courtesy of the Middlebury College archives.)
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Jan.20.2013
When my daughter was a little girl, she would occasionally ask me to build her a fairy house: A home for tiny, winged creatures – not cluster flies – constructed of moss, a couple of twigs, and architecturally precise, large-scale post-and-beam framing. This was always stressful for me as a dad,...
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Oct.14.2012
Thursday evening I gave a speech in Worcester, Massachusetts, and drove home to Lincoln, Vermont when I was finished speaking. I did this because I’m a wild and crazy thrill-seeker and there is nothing more energizing than being pumped up on eleven Sugar Free Red Bulls and driving between Randolph...
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Sep.09.2012
It was a week ago today that a moose went Tom-Cruise-on-Oprah’s-Couch crazy in Brent Olsen’s yard. Olsen, a retired IBM senior packaging analyst, lives in Westford. Actually, the moose, based on the video, was behaving more like Mel Gibson than Tom Cruise. We’re talking serious anger management...