Rainy Day Writing

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Monthly Archives: July, 2018

Lock Her Up: A Teenage Tragedy…nah

I spent the first twenty years of my life in a post-war cape cod style home with four finished rooms and two unfinished attic bedrooms where my four brothers slept. Those boys froze up there in the winter–it was New England after all–and in the summer, it was steamy. My sister and I shared a …

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Random Questions: Food, Fat and the Space Time Continuum

  What does the nut in doughnut refer to? Why is there not a national chain of organic doughnut shops? Do healthy people not eat doughnuts? What is wrong with them?     Why would anyone drink coffee black when you can drink it with cream or half n half? Why does imported cherry syrup …

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Blogging, Like Music to my Ears

I spend a fair amount of time reading other people’s blogs. I have a nice little collection of blogs that I follow that interest me or make me laugh or encourage me to think. I enjoy reading and commenting on the posts. I feel a certain kinship with the writers. Plus, it’s a lot easier …

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The Affirmative on Affirmative Action

I just finished reading My Beloved World by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. It’s a delightfully readable and inspirational book by a woman who admittedly struggled with writing cogently well into her college years. Sotomayor grew up in the projects in the Bronx. She contracted juvenile diabetes as a child, and because her parents were …

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Sunday Morning — Live & Learn

  Often people are moved to tears by sadness, but occasionally people are moved to tears by goodness. That’s what happens to the audiences of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” the new documentary about Fred Rogers. The documentary demonstrates how Rogers’s children’s show got started and how he used it over 30 years to teach …

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Fly Fishing Fish and Other Amazing Animals

  Last night I watched a re-run of Blue Planet II on BBC America. I love that program. There is not a lot of quality documentary style programming on Television anymore. Much of it is so dumbed down it has become most tiresome to watch. Nobody got time for that shit. But Blue Planet on BBC …

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