To The People of My Home Town

This open letter is to every person who has had the opportunity to both observe and make conclusions about me and my character for the last many years.  Five years ago, I resigned my seat on our town’s Board of Selectmen. This was for many painful reasons, not the least of which was an error […]

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The First Prom Dress

Today, my 16-year-old daughter bought her first prom dress. Although I thought I was the one to take her shopping, her father took her. The two of them found a gorgeous, yet simple, floor-length, sleeveless, black dress as well as a pair of patented leather pumps with a reasonable heel height. They bought this outfit […]

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To See and Be Seen

When given the opportunity to spend long stretches of time with someone, we have the opportunity to get to know that person better, learn more about that person’s life, and see aspects of that person’s character that perhaps are only revealed with hours of “togetherness.” For the most part, when those with an established affinity […]

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The Intolerance of the Process

With recount deadlines looming in Florida, the cynical have the opportunity to use the fact that a recount is happening as another example of the failures of our voting system. The temptation to point to the “need for a recount” as evidence that the initial vote was flawed in some way neglects the fact that […]

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