Category Archives: Huzzah!

Uncle Tom’s SERE

Was Uncle Tom’s Cabin written by a feminine hand? No, it was written by Harriet Beecher’s toe. For years, pretty much all I knew about Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the novel, was that it existed.  Important in the social history of … Continue reading

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Health Insurance

The sad fact is that people who don’t have medical insurance don’t get medical care. Today is the first day of the Affordable Care Act open enrollment program.  Go sign up.  Today. See also: Doing My Part for ACA Open … Continue reading

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Doubling Down

All too often these days we read or hear in the news, “[Name of politician] doubled down on his earlier remarks…” So what does it mean to “double down”? The term comes from the world of gambling, specifically from the … Continue reading

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Benefit Concert (Mexico and Puerto Rico)

Benefit Concert for the relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Mexico Saturday, October 7 at 3:00 pm Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois Suggested donations taken at the door: Adults $10, Children $5 Additional donations are appreciated. Cash … Continue reading

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How It Turned Out

Some of y’all may recall the post From My Mail a while back, requesting votes to get a grant from State Farm for Camp Mariposa in Nashua, NH. Camp Mariposa is a mentoring and addiction prevention program for youth (ages … Continue reading

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Dotard!

The news lately is full of the word “dotard,” and all of the news sources feel compelled to add a definition.   As if everyone didn’t already know what dotard meant.  In the small fishing village whence I come, “Dotard!” is … Continue reading

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From my mail

My connection with this group: Sometimes I do magic for them. —- I’m proud to announce that the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua’s Camp Mariposa has been selected as one of 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® … Continue reading

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One-Sitting Reads

The mail brought our latest authors’ copies of an anthology with one of our stories.  This is Science Fiction for the Throne: One-Sitting Reads edited by Tom Easton and Judith K. Dial.  A collection of very short stories, mostly if … Continue reading

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Healthcare, of course

Or, something freelancers don’t get.  

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At the G-20

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