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Friday, February 27, 2009


Former Peace Corps volunteers return to Malaysia

From 1964 to 1966 we served as Peace Corps volunteers in Malaysia, primarily working as teachers. We recently left our home on Tophet Road to spend almost three months in that country, living and traveling with friends and former students. It was not our first trip back, but 14 years had passed since our last visit. ...more

Biodiversity Corner: Red-winged Blackbird

Wallace Stevens wrote a poem called “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.” Here is the fifth way. “I do not know which to prefer, / The beauty of inflections / Or the beauty of innuendoes The blackbird whistling / Or just after.” By this time in February most of us are ready for any way of looking at a blackbird or any sign of the approaching spring, ...more

Local family enjoys a Red Sox vacation

When we arrived for our family vacation last week at the Pink Shell Resort on Fort Myers Beach, Florida, we had no idea we were entering Red Sox Spring Training central. Perhaps the sea of Red Sox jerseys in the lobby should have been a tip-off, but it wasn’t until Monday morning, when we discovered a flyer under our door, that we realized Comcast Sports ...more

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