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Natural Connections

Emily Stone

Passenger Pigeons and Lyme

Today my roof is buried under more than a foot of snow, and the drift is sliding off of the high-angle metal in a slow-motion avalanche. Not long ago, my roof hosted an avalanche of a very different kind – an avalanche of acorns.

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What’s your sign?

Lady Ocalat


This sign of the zodiac is not stable. Not even close. They subscribe to the “Grass is always greener on the other side” creedo, so they are constantly “scoping” out new prospects to swoop in on.

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Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman

Tomas Young, Rest In Peace

There were 8,920,000 military veterans in the United States as of last June, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sometime last Sunday or Monday, hours before Veterans Day began, that number dropped by one, when Tomas Young died at home

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Jane Hoffman

The Huddled Masses

A way to a man’s heart is a meal. A way to a hungry soul is food. I had a strong sweep of emotion overcome me as I stood waiting for the church assistant to come by with her grocery cart ready to fill bags up for my family of two

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North Shore Notes

Harry Drabik

The old slow-down

We are well and truly into the old slow-down, when a tourist is scarce as a pin cherry blossom. Like leaves fallen and scattered, they have blown, leaving memories and assorted local shops with excess inventory to clear out in a Thanksgiving sale

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Duty to Warn

Gary G. Kohls, MD

Rest in Peace, Tomas Young

That group of plutocrats regarded themselves as too big to fail, too big to impeach, too big to indict, and too big to imprison or punish. But Tomas Young knew that they met the definition of international war criminals

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Party of one

Melvyn Magree

I like trees, dead or alive

For as long as I can remember, I have been near trees or wood products.  If trees were not on the block I lived on, there were some just a minute or two away.  Probably every building I’ve lived in was wood framed, and each had wooden door and window

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