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Super Bowl Experience

         This year’s playoffs and Super Bowl was a whirlwind experience. The Reading game was much tougher than anyone had expected. In case that game wasn’t tough enough, the whole issue of Mansfield’s ineligibility, the injunction to play, and then the MIAA’s decision not to appeal the ruling brought about […]

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Attack of the Loafers!

Throwing a shoe is a paltry action that most Americans overlook, but in other parts in the world, the act is a profound sign of disrespect and incivility. It all started in ancient times, where people were stoned to death for crimes; then this punishment spread to theaters, when crowds would […]

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The MILK of Human Kindness

  Gus Van Sant tops his long, interesting career as a producer, writer, and director in the movie industry with his latest film MILK starring Sean Penn as the political activist for gay rights in 1970s San Francisco.  The actor creates all the passion and foibles of the character in […]

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Please Rise…

  ( … for the singing of our national anthem.)   Three Days Previous…   After a laborious day of instilling a love of Latin into the youth of Walpole, lest they otherwise turn to a life of petty theft and general hooliganism, I leaned back in the sublime comfort of […]

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Filling the Cup to the Brim

  Talk about living life with gusto.  Just travel with Mrs.Diana Hampe. It’s like being caught up in a maelstrom. On Friday, December 5, I boarded a bus bound for the Big Apple and arrived in front of the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) by 10:30.  That included a short […]

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An Echo of Victory

The preparation, the stress, the anxiety, and finally the thrill of a unanimous victory, were all contributing factors to what was definitely the best week of my life. A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to compete in the Grand National and World Championship Morgan Horseshow in Oklahoma […]