Monthly Archives: May 2013

New Opinion Post

I have posted a new opinion survey for the election season.      Pretty broad sweeping in its categories and won’t require a lot of thinking too hard.         I have set it up in alphabetical order so no one will think I’m … Continue reading

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Fixin’ to Move!

I lived for a short while in the Ozarks – and couldn’t believe the slow pace of life in that region.      They’d sit awhile thinking of their next action, mumbling to themselves, “Mighty fine” and then, if someone pressed them … Continue reading

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Ignorance is no excuse

Under the law, it is often stated, “Ignorance is no excuse.”      This is based on the fundamental concept that a citizen is responsible for doing due diligence in finding out the current laws and then obeying them.       Ignorance is often … Continue reading

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Because they must!

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.            -Thomas Jefferson As we gather to honor our fallen heroes, there is always someone who will claim with anguish, “what senseless … Continue reading

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Chowder–invented by men and ‘improved upon’ by women

You’ve heard of MIT eggheads and Harvard think tanks creating the most wonderful technologies the world has ever seen – but more often than not – not able to spread the new invention until another country (like Japan or Chile) … Continue reading

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Artists of Newburyport Unite!

Our experience as husband and wife working with ferals over the years shows the utter futility of herding cats.        And the same thing goes with artists!      An art colony is much more like a collection of empires jostling with their neighbors’ … Continue reading

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Promote! Promote! Promote!

Our community is chocked full of dedicated volunteers who without complaining or reimbursement, spend long hours of time working to improve our community.      And the vast majority will never be mentioned in an editorial in the Daily News nor are … Continue reading

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