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06/21/2017
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Can You Believe Anything?

I was in my teens sitting in the kitchen watching the coverage of the war in Vietnam (also known as the Second Indochina War or the Resistance War Against America or the American War [Depends whose news you’re reading what … Continue reading

06/17/2017
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Who Will Remember You?

My alarm rang several times. I snoozed it instead of dismissed. I still held out a flicker of hope to get up early to weed in the damp earth before the sun rose high in the sky. Early rise despite … Continue reading

06/02/2017
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Listen!

My daughter said, “Listen to this.” She found the last story about Adnan Syed. I missed the Season 2 premiere. I listened to the first episode confused about the subject with those beginning lines. Is this about clocks? Sure, it’s … Continue reading

04/22/2017
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Did He Realize How Sexist or ist That Statement Was?

Maryam Zaringhalam and Kelly Fleming, both 28, came with poster board signs they’d made at an event Friday night with the group 500 Women Scientists. Zaringhalam, a molecular biologist, and Fleming, a chemical engineer, had been concerned about the way … Continue reading

10/05/2016
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Silence Revisited

Do people get punished for things others do? Sometimes they do. I learned that lesson in middle school when my teacher lined up my entire class in the hall for punishment of the actions of one classmate. I remember the … Continue reading