Monthly Archives: October 2013

Working around the Mayor

We’ve had some real ‘bad’ mayors, and we’ve had good mayors that did bad things out of ignorance or by taking the wrong advice from the supposedly ‘right’ sources – and we’ve had mayors who just didn’t know what the … Continue reading

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A Paradigm Shift

A Paradigm Shift is a change from one way of thinking to another. It’s a revolution, a transformation, a sort of metamorphosis. As defined by Thomas Kuhn in 1962 in The Structure of Scientific Revolution, it just does not happen, … Continue reading

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Good Ole’ Boys

There was a time in Newburyport that our city was run very much like we see in the headlines concerning Lawrence.           The town was run in a very political way – political way as in a mafia family.        You got … Continue reading

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Sign Wars

With a great dearth of information, many people desperately try to seek knowledge through anecdotal sources – and in this busy world when commuters are rushing off to work and can only take in a briefest grasp of the local … Continue reading

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It’s time for a Halloween science lesson.      We have so many who think they’re ‘scientific’ because they are secularists.       By definition, the only thing that exists is what they see, what they hear and what they measure.       Secularists don’t fuss … Continue reading

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I get no respect!

There are so many people that we admire out in the world – whether in business, entertainment, music or in our community and in the political world, that we often; when we hear they prefer one opinion or another, will … Continue reading

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I’m a swell guy II

I am losing patience with Sean Reardon. Even his supporters can only re-iterate the same message over and over again – “He’s a swell guy”. His family and close friends say he’s a swell guy. Thus, we’re suppose to vote … Continue reading

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