Monthly Archives: August 2016

newspaper accounts of the Pocasset murder (Edith Burgess Freeman, d. 1879)

  See attached Word document plus text below See also     *************************************************   selected newspaper articles about the Pocasset murder   Posted here is a downloadable Word file comprised of transcripts of newspaper articles about the so … Continue reading

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a message to an old friend

  Ella Lou Rutledge was a friend of mine from high school days. We were both very active in Liberal Religious Youth (LRY) and belonged to the Norfolk Suffolk Federation of LRY in Massachusetts. Ella and I attended the same … Continue reading

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Is the Brooklyn Bridge boardwalk too crowded?

        pedestrians on Brooklyn Bridge; photo by Roger W. Smith   ****************************************************   re: “Brooklyn Bridge, the ‘Times Square in the Sky,’ May Get an Expansion” by Winnie Hu The New York Times August 8, 2016   … Continue reading

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re “Under the Sun” (a film about North Korea)

    Last month, I saw Under the Sun (2015) a documentary film about North Korea, five times within a period of a few days! Each time I went back I saw something I had missed. The film, in Korean, … Continue reading

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re “One Star Over, a Planet That Might Be Another Earth”

  re: “One Star Over, a Planet That Might Be Another Earth” by Kenneth Chang The New York Times, August 24, 2016   *****************************************   I copied a friend of mine on this article. He emailed me back as follows: … Continue reading

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“extreme vetting” of immigrants?

    Liz Tighe post on Facebook August 15, 2016   “Extreme vetting” of immigrants? Does that mean water-boarding? I think we should extreme vet any orange-faced lard-ass and those related to him who travel outside the country to Russia … Continue reading

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Central Park

                  Yesterday was a beautiful late summer day. Central Park was uncrowded, quiet, and peaceful. Whole parts of it were virtually empty. It’s hard to believe that you are in the midst … Continue reading

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