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Thanksgiving and Being Thankful

Thanksgiving is — complicated. Pilgrims, Patuxets and Plymouth Thanksgiving is an American holiday. We celebrate by gobbling, guzzling and getting together with members of our extended family. Some of us also express thanks for having all that food. And either … Continue reading

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10 Poems

Perspectives Fairy wishes and toxic kisses, We hope and fear and dream. Life and thought and feeling passes. Looking back, I see what was. Ahead? I’ll see that later. (November 18, 2019) Quiet Neighborhood Still water, small lawn, a few … Continue reading

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Labor Day: 1882-2019

Labor Day started with a Knights of Labor meeting in New York City. Or maybe American Federation of Labor vice president Peter J. McGuire thought of it. Either way, the American holiday was launched around 1882. Oregon made it an … Continue reading

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“One Small Step” in a Long Journey

“A journey of a thousand li starts with a single step.” (Tao Te Ching,” Laozi) “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” (Neil Armstrong) I figure the journey to Earth’s moon began when someone looked … Continue reading

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