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Swamp Thing Film Festival

June 23, 2017
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At the impressionable age of 17 I left the rural town where I grew up to attend college in the big city.  There I soon learned that movies weren’t just a convenient occasion to feel up a girl…

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Apache Dance With a Fellow Commuter

June 22, 2017
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It is 7:20 p.m., time for the last train from South Station to the western suburbs of Boston. My point of embarcation, a once-proud civic landmark, is despite its grandiose re-christening as the Michael S. Dukakis Transportation…

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Ask Ms. Wedding Lady

June 21, 2017
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The day of your wedding should be the happiest day of your life, or at least the day of your first wedding. But the customs, folkways and by-laws of matrimony are so darned confusing, it…

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For Some Artistic Parents, Summer Camp Choice is Serious

June 20, 2017
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NEEDHAM, Mass.  Joy Olivet-Scramm and Martin Scramm are creative types who survive in the notoriously impecunious world of the arts by holding down full-time jobs in academia, a double-life that lends an air of seriousness to their…

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As Other Taboos Fall, Earlobe-Nibblers Still Face Scorn

June 19, 2017
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PROVINCETOWN, Mass. This quaint town on the outermost point of Cape Cod has historically been known for its location on the extreme end of another measure; the liberality of its residents’ views on matters sexual.…

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For Victims of Post-Ice Cream Truck Syndrome, Silence is Golden

June 16, 2017
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LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo.  Jim Hutchinson would prefer it if you set your cell phone on vibrate and kept your handheld device on mute.  He doesn’t like car horns, and when he goes to work every…

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Jack Garner, Parsley Farmer

June 15, 2017
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Jack Garner gazed out over the farm that had been in his family for three generations and let out a sigh of exasperation. He looked down the rows of curly leaf parsley, often used as…

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The Old Curmudgeon Gets Some Protein in His Music

June 14, 2017
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Summer is here–the spring rains have finally ended in Boston–and you can see people opening up to the season, like flowers. And then there’s my partner, the Old Curmudgeon, who makes do with his usual all-weather…

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Summer Jobs for Cats

June 13, 2017
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It’s the end of the first really hot day of the summer.  I take off my coat, drop my briefcase and turn around to find the usual scene; two cats sleeping.  Rocco, the young tuxedo cat on…

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My Quest to Bring Karaoke to Mt. Everest

June 12, 2017
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Sometimes, it takes a tragedy to change the way we view the world. For me, it was the story of David Sharp. Sharp was a climber in distress who died 300 feet from the summit…

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