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Poetry contest!

  A controversial study just released by a group of historical linguists proposes that twenty-three words still in use today have survived mostly unchanged from the end of the last ice age.  Using statistics, the researchers have tried to prove that these 15,000-year old “ultraconserved” words come from one mother tongue.  That language, which they […]

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Happy to be the biggest fool

  I was stepping out the door into a thunderstorm with a shoebox of poems when my husband asked where I was going.   “An errand for my blog,” I said.   He looked at the weather and looked at the poems bundled in a protective garbage bag and said, “Sometimes I think you’re a […]

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Life outside the lines

Rarely does my neighborhood offer peculiar sights.   There’s a walker who charges down the street with ski poles in the middle of summer and a very tall cross-dresser I haven’t seen in years.  During swim team season toilet paper hangs gracefully from trees, and in the spring girls in prom dresses duck into limousines.  That’s […]

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