Monthly Archives: November 2011

Home Movies

Recently I came across a stash of old home movies.  Back when our kids were young–and even before we had kids when our two dogs were the only other members of our family–my wife and I shot several 30-minute VHS … Continue reading

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Death by Downturn

Economic downturns don’t necessarily cause an increase in the mortality rate.  In fact, depressions and recessions tend to increase the overall health of the general population. This seems counter-intuitive to me. My great grandfather, Edward H. Harris, Sr., died on … Continue reading

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A Political Life

One hundred and sixty one years ago–on August 11, 1850–Robert Hill died at the age of seventy.  He was buried in the cemetery on a corner of his property, the one he had donated to the local Quaker meeting in … Continue reading

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Only the Privileged Vote

The right to vote is something that we Americans increasingly take for granted.  Today pretty much anyone over the age of 18 can go to the polls and select their governmental leaders–from school board members to judges to mayors, governors … Continue reading

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