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15 Minutes

September 5, 2021

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Michael Geiger

15 Minutes You are given 15 minutes notice to leave your house.  A natural disaster will strike and there may be nothing left.  With no time to ponder or debate, what do you take with you? Courtesy of Hurricane Ida, two of our sons recently confronted that precise issue.  Both planned to remain in their […]

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A Skateboard, A Shopping Cart and The Olympics

August 12, 2021

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Michael Geiger

A Skateboard, A Shopping Cart and The Olympics The 2021 Tokyo Olympics are well into the second week and rapidly approaching the Closing Ceremonies.  Many of the athletes completed their events a week or more ago and they now participate as spectators relieved of the Olympic pressures.  Even marquis events such as Swimming are already […]

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Small Towns and American Monkeys

July 20, 2021

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Michael Geiger

Small Towns and American Monkeys “They prosecuted some poor sucker in these United States for teaching that man descended from the apes.”   Bruce Springsteen summed up the Scopes Monkey Trial with this opening line of his 1988 song, Part Man, Part Monkey.  However, it turns out that The Boss employed a little literary license.  […]

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Deals with the Devil

June 15, 2021

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Michael Geiger

Deals with the Devil Dateline: June 1692, Special Court of Oyer and Terminar, Salem, Massachusetts. On this June day, there were no thoughts of enjoying the upcoming warm summer months.  Rather, Bridget Bishop stood before the Special Court of Oyer and Terminar, a tribunal established by the new Governor of Massachusetts in order to address […]

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True Believers and A Volcano

May 19, 2021

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Michael Geiger

True Believers and A Volcano Ahh.  The Spring of 1980.  We had the Good, the Bad, and the Very Questionable.  The Miracle on Ice had just taken place where the Men’s US Olympic Hockey Team defeated the mighty Soviets.  Rubik’s Cube made its debut and monopolized our free time to align colored squares.  Post It […]

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