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My Newspaper Habit

Photo of a week's worth of piled up newspapers.

I got back from a week-long vacation recently, only to confront the pile of neighbor-saved newspapers  in the photo at left. A week’s worth of the New York Times, Washington Post, and Baltimore Sun, I can testify, weighs 15 pounds. … Read more »

Attempted Cat Murder

image of ted the cat

The world continues to befuddle me.  The morning paper still seems as if H.G. Wells might have cooked it up or Orson Welles might be pulling a prank.  It’s just that so many of my fellow inhabitants of earth seem … Read more »

Miss Casey and Mr. Eliot (reprise)

Image of Miss Margaret Casey

Forgive me, but today’s post is an old one.  It came to mind yesterday when I was talking with a young woman–she happens to be my youngest daughter, Victoria–who’s planning to be a history teacher.  Maybe in high school, maybe … Read more »

Why a Walled Garden Is Suicide for a Newspaper

Image of a walled garden

In yesterday’s post I recounted my experience with the Boston Globe’s boston.com site. When I encountered that $4.25 fee to download a single article, I clicked away from boston.com, never to return.

The Gulf Oil Spill: “The best year in safety performance in our Company’s history…”

Image of the burning oil rig, the Deepwater Horizon

I don’t ordinarily offer commentary on current events.  I have a cat who does that.  But over the weekend I ran across a Washington Post article in which the folks who run Transocean, the company that owned and operated the Deepwater … Read more »

Your Life in a Word or Two

Image of Bozo the Clown.

Every morning I sit at the kitchen table and read the Washington Post, which they’ve been delivering to my home here in suburban Burke, Virginia since the Pleistocene Era.  I like the Post’s obituary page, which, in addition to covering … Read more »