Category Archives: Current Events

The Great Storm of ’08

What we first thought to be gunshots continued unabated throughout the day on Sunday. Our home is surrounded by very tall evergreens of every species and stately old oaks – and we soon realized that our own private forest was … Continue reading

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Watch out for “news alerts”

Over the past few weeks many of my email accounts, especially Yahoo!Mail and, have been inundated with messages purporting to be from and They are “phishing” emails, trying to harvest new active email accounts by either (1)registering … Continue reading

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My trip to Orange County

I’ve just returned from a ten-day trip to Southern California with stops in Marin and Sonoma counties. Although the drive was over 2000 miles round-trip, my old Toyota Camry handled it without complaint and just silently purred along at speeds … Continue reading

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Judgment Day?

It’s Tuesday and election day in Pennsylvania. Today might mark the beginning of a “new beginning,” or it may be just the beginning of another major political disappointment. The winner of the Pennsylvania Democratic Primary could turn out to be … Continue reading

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