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At the Worcester Zipper Hospital

July 26, 2018
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At the Worcester Zipper Hospital

It was the sort of thing that happens in an instant, but could change your life forever.  Or at least until you die. I had just put on my half-zip pullover sweater and started to pull…

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At the Vatican-UFO Summit

July 25, 2018
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In a departure from its traditional position that the earth is the only inhabited planet, the Vatican has consulted experts on the possibility of extraterrestrial life.                 The Boston Herald   Even though I’ve been…

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Let’s Put on a Show

July 23, 2018
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Babes in Arms

Like every red-blooded American boy of a certain age–gay or straight–the first time I saw Judy Garland I fell deeply and tragically in love.  Those big cocker spaniel eyes; the quivering lip when faced with…

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Spot Gets Involved in Politics

July 22, 2018
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In 2014, a man who did not live in Wyoming was the Democratic Party’s nominee for that state’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.  His campaign consisted almost entirely of sock-puppet videos.           Los…

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Norm Bladdon, Private G.I.

July 21, 2018
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Norm Bladdon, Private G.I.

I screwed the top back on the bottle of J.T.S. Brown bourbon I kept in my desk drawer at Mass. Gastrointestinal Hospital, or “Mass Gas” as it is more commonly known, and stared out the…

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My Unacknowledged Childhood

July 20, 2018
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Susan Mary Patten and British ambassador Duff Cooper carried on a six-year affair during which she had a son by him, which neither acknowledged.           Moira Hodgson, review of American Lady by Caroline de Margerie,…

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Cape Town Fights Flip Flop Flap to Keep Fun at Bay

July 19, 2018
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OYSTERVILLE, Mass.  This exclusive enclave on Cape Cod does not spring readily to mind when tourists think of summer vacations, and the local Chamber of Commerce aims to keep it that way. If you have…

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Writing Coach Helps Literary Tyros Get Over Their Youthful Selves

July 18, 2018
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SOMERVILLE, Mass.  Like many professional writers, Maggie Turbek can recall with clarity the first time she set crayon to paper with the thought of becoming a writer.  “I wrote a poem when I was four,” she…

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Jack Garner, Parsley Farmer

July 17, 2018
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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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Your Bug Advisor

July 16, 2018
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Summer is here and bugs are back!  There are between six and ten million species of insects, but only one for humans.  Hardly seems like a fair fight, which is why you need Your Bug Advisor on your…

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