Author Archives: Bex

Washington’s Farewell Address

  WASHINGTON’S FAREWELL ADDRESS September 19, 1796 INTRODUCTION   In September 1796, worn out by burdens of the presidency and attacks of political foes, George Washington announced his decision not to seek a third term. With the assistance of Alexander … Continue reading

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The Lady of Shalott

The Lady of Shalott (1842) Click to listen to this song sung by Loreena McKennitt (then click back to this page to sing along with the words.)   BY ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON Part I On either side the river lie Long … Continue reading

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Some Food for Thought

Cheating the Atmosphere I listened to most of this interview on WBUR (public radio) last night/early this morning and it was so informative and stunning.  I highly recommend you take a half hour and listen to it, as well.  Click … Continue reading

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Dear(est) Abby…

It was Paul who alerted me to this recent publication of “Dear Abby” in the newspaper today.  He brought it out for me to read saying, “This could have been written by YOU!” And he is so right (with a … Continue reading

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The (high) cost of being sick

Recently our darling Belle-the-collie-dog was a little off-weather.  She “leaked” in two places – once on the wood floor where she likes to sleep, and once on the sofa, where Paul likes to sit!  We were concerned enough to schedule … Continue reading

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