Category Archives: History

The Shape Women Want and the Cuban Missile Crisis

I will be the first to admit that I have a habit of saying dumb things. For example: I did tell my wife, when she was in the early days of being pregnant with our daughter: “you don’t really even … Continue reading

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Who Figured that Out?

Early last year, I sent a few family members an article about the work that was being done in Pittsburgh to clean Kaufman’s Clock. My daughter asked a somewhat technical question about the sandblasting technique the workers were using and … Continue reading

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A Walk Among the Monuments

I spent most of the past week in Washington, DC. I’ve been to Washington several times, but my trips have always been of the in-business-out variety, including prescription nightlife. This time, I had a couple of hours to do some … Continue reading

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Impressive Political Moments

On most days I travel through 5 or 6 towns on my way to work. New England is like that; a collection of tiny, congested, parochial little towns with identities confined within boarders that fly by, one after the other. … Continue reading

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Summertime Ain’t Easy No More

Summertime, And the livin’ is easy… Most Many Some Some people my age will recognize that as the opening of an aria composed by George Gershwin for the opera Porgy and Bess. Some people may have trouble with the concept … Continue reading

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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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