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Gun Control: WHEN?

I’ve been fortunate to have worked in two professions: journalism and education. As a newspaper reporter in Danbury, CT, I covered local government: everything from elections to zoning meetings. I attended lengthy Board of Education meetings and would return to … Continue reading

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Class Notes #3: Second Thoughts

The third week has been a bit rocky and has given me second thoughts about whether or not I’m right for the school and it for me. A couple of teachers serve as instructional coaches and pop in to observe … Continue reading

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Dabbling at Davos

Nestled in the mountains, about 75 miles (118 kilometers) southwest of Zurich, Davos is a pristine ski resort. Crisp air and bright sun grace each day; temperatures drop at night. There’s one main street lined with little shops; buses run … Continue reading

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Newtown, CT: My Town, Your Town, Our Town

I know Newtown, CT.   I was a reporter for the Danbury News-Times, 1979-1981 and Newtown was my beat. It was my first job out of college. I learned how to write news stories and features, how to work under a … Continue reading

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Fur Coats & Pearls= Future Jobs?

One of my fall rituals is picking up my fur coat, inherited from my Grandma Mae, from storage. I wouldn’t have bought my own fur coat but happily wear hers. There’s nothing like it on a freezing day and I … Continue reading

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Are Robots Eating Our Jobs? Interview with David Brancaccio

You wouldn’t think that someone who has traveled around the world, talking to people, gathering stories, would volunteer to drive his first car trip across the United States, determined to not say a word. Or handle money. Or engage in … Continue reading

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State of the Union: 2012 & 1979

Sitting on my couch, my knitting in my lap, the television on, I waited for door of the House of Representatives to open and for the Sargeant of Arms to announce: “Mr. Speaker, the President of the United States.” As … Continue reading

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