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With Robert Frost, at Wal-Mart

October 19, 2014
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With Robert Frost, at Wal-Mart

Derry, New Hampshire town officials are considering zoning changes that would permit strip malls, fast-food outlets and big-box stores to be built a short distance from Robert Frost’s farm. The Boston Globe Frost It’s Sunday,…

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A Day in the Life of a Vatican Sales Rep

October 18, 2014
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A Day in the Life of a Vatican Sales Rep

For the first time in half a century, Vatican administrative staff will be required to clock in for work as part of a clampdown on slackers. Bloomberg News “Have you considered our get-out-of-Purgatory free extended…

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For the Mother-in-Law Who Has Everything: A Mini Black Hole

October 16, 2014
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For the Mother-in-Law Who Has Everything: A Mini Black Hole

As every good son-in-law knows, Mother-in-Law Day is rapidly approaching.  It’s the fourth Sunday of this month, October 26th. Mother-in-law (not shown actual size)   What-you haven’t started shopping yet?  The good presents may already…

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When Puppet Shows Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Puppet Shows

October 14, 2014
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When Puppet Shows Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Puppet Shows

Libertarian activists are protesting restrictive New Hampshire state laws by staging unlicensed puppet shows. The Boston Globe “Spot”   A cynic’s definition of a libertarian is a Republican who smokes pot, but that is a…

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The Taliban Painted My Living Room!

October 13, 2014
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The Taliban Painted My Living Room!

When I heard the news that the Pakistani army had captured Muslim Khan, a top commander of the Taliban, I was overcome by a simultaneous sense of shock and relief.  “That’s him,” I screamed at the…

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Where’s My Phreakin’ Nobel Prize in Physics?

October 8, 2014
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Where’s My Phreakin’ Nobel Prize in Physics?

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded the other day, and for the 43rd consecutive year since I first took a course in the subject, I didn’t win.  Excuse me if sound a tad bitter…

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A Night Ride With the Girl Scout Legbreakers

October 2, 2014
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A Night Ride With the Girl Scout Legbreakers

          Girl Scouts in Akron, Ohio are taking vigorous steps to collect debts owed by adults who fail to pay for cookies.                                                          Associated Press   It’s two o’clock in the morning, and I’m lying…

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