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A Philosopher’s Field of Dreams

Ever since I realized it was an avenue to my father’s heart, I loved baseball. If we weren’t watching the games together, we were talking about them for hours. It truly cemented our relationship. Two decades after my dad’s passing, I still enjoy our nation’s pastime. And now, thanks to philosopher John Haugeland’s (1945-2010) creative mind, I’m able to combine ...

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The president of a house of worship in Connecticut told me that a congregant, well past retirement age, who said he had been a very successful marketing executive, stood up at its annual meeting to comment on the need for a better marketing plan to attract more members.

His remarks were not received well by the president. It had nothing to do with the merit of his ideas. “That’s ...

Clan of the Cave Cricket

I’m not an expert on insects, but one day as I was on my way down to the basement with a big basket of laundry, something jumped out from under the stairs that was definitely not one of our pets or my children. Being a calm, suburban mom who can take most things in stride, I naturally shrieked, stumbled, and hurled the basket of laundry down the stairs.

“Aaaahhhh!” I yelled ...

Criticisms Leave out Inconvenient Facts

January 18, 2019

Recently, in your Letters to the Editor section, there were letters written regarding the costs and source of funds for the development of the Granite Knolls Sports Complex on Stoney Street.

What is conveniently forgotten is that in 2014, the town had brokered a deal with Spectra Energy to utilize the site for a staging yard for the first leg of the Algonquin Pipeline. That deal would have ...

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