Archive for October, 2012

Halloween ~ An Irish Tradition

Halloween has always interested me – not just for the trick-or-treating or the costumes or parties, but for its beginnings as “All Hallows Eve.” While Halloween might be celebrated all around the world, it is steeped in Irish tradition, culture and in its both pagan and Christian heritage. Long before Christianity arrived in Ireland, Halloween…

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Synchronicity

This is a shout out to City Manager Bernie Lynch, Assistant City Manager Adam Baacke, the Police Department, and the rest of the City Hall team who helped synchronize the traffic signals between the Thorndike-Dutton streets blend up through the intersections of Dutton-Broadway, Dutton-Market, and Dutton-Merrimack. As a regular on that…

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Turmoil

The web gives us disturbance, uproar, commotion, and confusion for synonyms of “turmoil”—words that fit both the weather forecast and political forecast. A storm is not really an outside force since we are in nature, but there’s a sense that something is coming to get us, to make trouble on…

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Got generators?

After losing power for five days after last Halloween’s snowstorm, I vowed to get a generator before the next major weather event. I procrastinated a bit but last week, well before any talk of Hurricane Sandy, is began serious shopping. Here’s a photo I took at Lowe’s on Chelmsford St…

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Leading newspaper wimps out on editorial endoresements by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has announced it will no longer endorse political candidates, except in some rare undefined instances. What a travesty! Let’s face it. A newspaper or television station’s endorsement of a candidate probably has little impact…

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