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Friday, September 17, 2010


Carlisle’s “older” moms have no regrets

I was supposed to go to Paris for my 40th birthday. One of my oldest friends, with whom I’d studied at the Sorbonne for a semester abroad, was thrilled to join me. Then “Henry” showed up on a sonogram in October, with a due date seven days after my 40th birthday. He was my second child, and would arrive a mere 16 months after my first had – when I was ...more

Cultural Compass : Experience the action and the passion

I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived. ...more

Around Home: It’s a tradition….or not

The week before school began, my eight-year-old daughter Holly and I went to Staples and plowed our way through both kids’ school-supply lists. (My son Tim wasn’t interested in coming with us.) The next afternoon, on our way up to Maine for the holiday weekend, we made a quick stop at Old Navy to buy both kids a few new school outfits. ...more

Biodiversity Corner : Dye Polypore

The Dye Polypore is the mushroom of a parasitic fungus. Fungi, which are not able to manufacture their own food, acquire it by one of three means. Some are saprophytic, feeding on dead organic matter like leaf litter, fallen trees, twigs and branches, or the dead tissue within living trees. We depend on these fungi to help clean up the woods. I consider them ...more

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