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Day in the Sun Shadows His Twilight Years

October 6, 2018
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Day in the Sun Shadows His Twilight Years

NEW YORK. Mel Sewanicki, Columbia class of ’51, still can’t buy a drink in this town even though it’s been sixty-seven years since he made “The Catch,” a diving grab of a fourth-quarter pass that enabled the…

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Where’s My Phreakin’ Nobel Prize in Physics?

October 5, 2018
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The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded yesterday, and for the 48th consecutive year since I first took a course in the subject, I didn’t win.  Excuse me if sound a tad bitter this morning.…

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Ask the Bus Etiquette Lady!

October 4, 2018
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The bus is still your best transportation value, especially with airfares “sky high”–pun intended! Unfortunately, many Americans are woefully ignorant of the “unwritten rules” of the road when it comes to bus travel–but the Bus…

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Durz Nikolaj, “Freedonian Bob Dylan,” Dead at 72

October 3, 2018
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NORGZDUK, Freedonia.  Fans of Freedonian folk music were in mourning this morning as church bells rang out over the town square in this, ground zero of Freedonia’s “Bohemian” culture.  “He was the hope of our…

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Life in the Vanilla Almond Cluster Cult

October 2, 2018
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Do you wake up early just because you miss your favorite Peace Cereal product?  Do you ever wish lunch or dinner was really a big bowl of Peace Cereal?  Do you have a pet named…

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New England Off Suicide Watch as Patriots Even Record

October 1, 2018
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WORCESTER, Mass.  Richard “Richie” Guertin is a shift manager at a fast-food restaurant along Interstate 290 in this, the second largest city in New England, a role he says translates to that of the proverbial…

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English Department, Med School Collaborate on Semi-Colonoscopy

September 30, 2018
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SHREWSBURY, Mass. Pamela Wykoff hates hospitals but that’s okay, because as a professor of English at Colburn College here she doesn’t have to get near one for her job. “I hate how they put you…

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Five Foods You Should Never Put on Your Face

September 28, 2018
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Like many people, I’m getting older by the minute.  I’m not going to tell you how old I am, but to keep things in perspective, I remind myself that when Shakespeare was my age he’d…

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I Am the Poetic Kiss of Death

September 27, 2018
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In a line much admired by Jorge Luis Borges, Christopher Marlowe’s Faust says to the apparition of Helen of Troy “make me immortal with a kiss.” I’ve got the opposite capacity–I am the poetic kiss…

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Mike Sheetz, Escheat Beat Cop

September 26, 2018
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As I tilted back my chair for a better view of the ceiling in the windowless office I occupy at the Mass. Department of Abandoned Property, I couldn’t help but contemplate how far I–Mike Sheetz–had…

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