Sunday, November 07, 2021

 

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Robert Whitcomb, Columnist

“Seeds in a dry pod, tick, tick, tick, 

Tick, tick, tick, like mites in a quarrel— 

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Faint iambics that the full breeze wakens— 

But the pine tree makes a symphony thereof.’’

— From “Petit, the Poet,’’ Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950), American poet and lawyer

 

 

“Nothing is or can be so fixed in the mind, or fastened in memory, but in short time is or may be loosened out of the one, and by little and little quite lost out of the other. It is therefore necessary that memorable things should be committed to writing.’’    

— Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634),  English lawyer, judge and politician who is considered the greatest jurist of the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras. 

 

 

“I guess the trouble was that we {Americans} didn’t have any self-admitted proletarians. Everyone was a temporarily embarrassed capitalist.’’

— John Steinbeck (1902-1968), author most famously of the novel The Grapes of Wrath

 

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Daylight savings time

It’s past time for Daylight Savings Time to be abolished in America. Or at least New England, being so far east, could join Canada’s Maritime Provinces in Atlantic Time to get back our light in the late afternoon.

 

Today we unnecessarily enter the dark days.

 

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Look at all those house painters and masons…

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