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Christmas tease.



Christmas seems like it's coming soon this year. As I type this post, we haven't even played the Egg Bowl, and we've got our Christmas tree up. But since Thanksgiving came so blame early, well, can't get onto us. We waited until we got to the turkey before we put up our tree. And this year, we went out and hunted one down.


Marianna had told me she'd never cut down her own tree. Her grandpa would...

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Tromping through the Western suburbs.



“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” ― Henry David ThoreauWalden, or Life in the Woods

I'd heard that this year the apples were ripening early. Last year, we'd waited a little late. As a matter of fact, you might remember that we didn't get out to them til some snow was on the ground.

Well, this...

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America with a Vengeance.



I've only been to Waltham like one time. It was to drop off a fellow canvaser who'd driven up to New Hampshire on election day of '08 to make sure our man didn't lose the state due to a lack of wide eyed young people knocking on doors to get out the vote.

Anyways, Walthamis one of those real important American cities. Pretty much where the industrial revolution started. The Waltham-Lowell system of...

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