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Friday, May 7, 2010


Mother’s Day: going where no man has gone before

Being a mother has cast me into various unwanted roles over the years: Mom as 3 a.m. floor walker, Mom as disciplinarian, Mom as seventh-grade-play producer. I have striven to perform these roles with aplomb, with some degree of success, but my son has me completely flummoxed with the latest incarnation being thrust upon me. Let me put it this way: he proposed; ...more

CCTV builds momentum, seeks members, producers

In the mid-to-late 1980s, Congress passed a law that allowed communities to negotiate with cable companies to attain up to three local television channels in exchange for franchise fees. The three channels were for local Public Access, Education and Government, or PEG, the idea being to give municipalities input and access to the airwaves. According to CCTV ...more

Around Home: A morality play unfolds at the bagel shop


Because I was about to teach a Sunday School class on conscience, I picked up a collection of Aesop’s Fables last month to see if I could find a tale that would help illustrate the point. Aesop made my research easy: each tale in the collection ended with a single boldface sentence summing up the moral. ...more

Biodiversity Corner: Spring quartet

My spring quartet for this year includes the Morel mushroom, a good citizen in the eco-system; Garlic Mustard, an unwelcome invader; Wood Anemone, a welcome spring wildflower; and a Bibio fly. ...more

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