Monthly Archives: October 2016

Ted Williams

        Hall of Fame baseball player Ted Williams seemed in stature like a Greek god to myself and thousands of other boys growing up in New England in the 1950’s. This photo shows him hitting a homerun … Continue reading

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“Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Is Sentenced to Prison”

    Shylock: The pound of flesh, which I demand of him, Is dearly bought; ’tis mine and I will have it. — Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act 4, Scene 1     **************************************************   re: “Kathleen Kane, Former … Continue reading

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the sacking of Billy Bush

    Who is Billy Bush? The nephew of former President George H.W. Bush. The cousin of former President George W. Bush. A former anchor of Access Hollywood, a weekly television program, and the former host of a nationally syndicated … Continue reading

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“don’t misbehave”

    About two years ago, I went back to my hometown, Canton, Massachusetts, for a high school reunion and visited an old friend. It was great to see him. I had forgotten or perhaps not fully appreciated before how … Continue reading

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unfit to become president?

      Here goes. I want to make a point or two now, while the topic is totally dominating the news and, it seems, is the main topic of practically every conversation. I have no doubt that few readers … Continue reading

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“Ex-Bronx Science Teacher Pleads Guilty in Child Pornography Case”

    And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now … Continue reading

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On Reading Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People”

   rws-comments-on-how-to-win-friends-and-influence-people   I have just finished reading Dale Carnegie’s bestselling book How to Win Friends and Influence People, which was originally published in 1936. I took notes as I was reading and got a lot out of it. The … Continue reading

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