Category Archives: History

Introducing the Windsor Locks Canal

As I mentioned Tuesday, this post is a little bit of an exercise for me. I don’t normally work with a lot of photos in one post, and I don’t think I’ve ever tried to describe a “destination” before. I’m … Continue reading

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I Saw this Movie – It Didn’t End Well

I stopped into Sears the other day and, as has been my habit for a couple of years thanks to my daughter’s urging, I checked-in on Foursquare (4sq). Well, I tried to. My check-in was interrupted by a screen asking … Continue reading

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A Train A Train A Train A Train

Would you, could you on a train? If you have kids, had kids or have been a kid at any point since 1960, you probably recognize the title and the first sentence as being from “Green Eggs and Ham” by … Continue reading

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When Smite Might be an Option

“Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt” It’s pretty hard to figure out who said that, or who said it first. According to some, it was God. Hey, I’m as big … Continue reading

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Are You Going to Eat That

A little over a year ago I posted 8 Simple Rules at a Bar. I don’t have 8 more rules, but I have continued to make observations and I have some additional thoughts about what happens, what should happen and … Continue reading

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Allow Me to Explain…or Not

I few months ago a Facebook friend of mine posted something offensive. Not the bad language thing, but the stupid kind of offensive. Let’s just say that I’m pretty sure anybody who enjoys this blog would not enjoy that post. … Continue reading

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Will Our Decisions be better than History

Every now and then my brother responds to an email in a way that makes me realize that I should have paid more attention in History class. The most embarrassing time was when I asked him to help me reconcile … Continue reading

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Novelty Necessity or No Big Deal

I was sitting at a bar last Saturday and a friend of mine asked me if I had ever seen a 3D TV. I haven’t, other than the ones on display in Sears. I saw those, but I was actually … Continue reading

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Voyager Me and Rock and Roll

A few days ago, I read an article on Scientific American’s web site that was talking about the unexpected decade of service NASA has gotten from the Opportunity Rover which is still running around the surface of Mars. While this … Continue reading

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This Old Village

Thanks to a Father’s Day gift from our daughter Faith, I got to see one of my heroes live. Faith contributed to the Saw Mill Restoration project at Old Sturbridge Village in nearby Sturbridge, MA, and she gave enough to … Continue reading

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