Monthly Archives: July 2011

Homeland run amok

Since 9/11, we’ve been terrorized by fear. You see it in the monumental popularity of Fox News where almost every story is about something ¬†(flip-flops) or someone (any Muslim) that is out to harm us. During this latest debt ceiling … Continue reading

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Sicko

My right ear is throbbing but at least it doesn’t hurt anymore. Yesterday the ear/nose/ throat doc said I had a “nasty” middle ear infection. He sent me out of his office with a bunch of prescriptions, calling into the … Continue reading

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Empty Wallets

George Packer’s piece in the July 25 New Yorker humanizes the serious economic mess we’re in, not like the politicos in Congress ranting about cuts that disallow an unemployed father from providing medical treatment for his daughter with bone cancer. … Continue reading

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Hello again — from east to west

Flying home to Tucson from my home in Southwest Harbor, Maine, I’m sipping on Bailey’s Irish Cream on the rocks, wified on board this Southwest Airlines flight west. I’ve been east — down east — for three weeks. Who said … Continue reading

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Home sweet Maine home

It’s been a week since I drove onto Mount Desert Island, my former home for 25 years, now my second home. That’s right, I have a second home in Southwest Harbor, Maine. When I owned Oz Books vacationers came in … Continue reading

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“Island Boy” blue day

Oh Barbara Cooney, I miss you. It all comes back to me here on Mount Desert Island, growing up with Brook and Ethan, running Oz Books, all my dear friends and wonderful community. I remember Barbara’s sense of humor, the … Continue reading

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