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We’ll Weather the Weather Whatever the Weather

We have the boat out of the water, the bathtub filled with water and everything off the deck.  There’s enough peanut butter to survive on and the flashlights are ready and so we sit here in coastal Connecticut watching the

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It’s Constitution Day

On September 17, 1787 the final draft of the United States Constitution was signed in Philadelphia. We moved from being a Confederation of states to a nation with a strong central government.  An election was scheduled on January 7, 1789

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Labor Day

On this holiday we celebrate the American worker and his or her contribution to our American life, but the holiday was actually born as a way to appease workers after a brutal crackdown on the workers and the union during

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Not New Year’s Resolutions

I started in once again on everyone’s perennial New Year’s resolution–get organized. The same thing happens every year and every year I forget the reason I failed to get organized. I started going through old files and then–“Hey, look at

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                        This week would have been my mother’s 101st birthday.  She died in January, 2010 at the age of 99.  My mother-in-law died six weeks later at the age

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