Tag Archives: Newton CT

Knitting Away the Stress: Not for Women Only

I’ve joined a small group, about six women, who get together to knit, usually on Monday afternoons. Early in the morning, someone will dash off an email offering to host and the others chime in who can come, who can’t. … Continue reading

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Seven Myths about Teachers

Myth #1:  They work from 9-3 and have summers off. Facts: They arrive early and stay late. They go home and grade papers, plan lessons, make things to use in class.  They work in the summer and take classes too. … Continue reading

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Commentary: Boston Marathon

Pity the poor pressure cooker.   Long used to fast boil corned beef, soften lentils or steam rice, it’s reputation is now maligned as an appliance easily adapted into a homemade bomb. This isn’t the chemistry sets of old when … Continue reading

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