Monthly Archives: May 2005

New Neighbors and A Composer who also Left

Today Pam and I were start­ing the mam­moth labor of pack­ing our life away in prepa­ra­tion for the move. The movers dropped off some box­es and we got start­ed with books and win­ter clothes. It’s still pret­ty cold, but it has to get warmer some time soon, so we put away the parkas and gloves […]

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This Morning's New York Times

This Let­ter appeared in the Let­ters to the Edi­tor sec­tion of the Times this morn­ing. (I’d nor­mal­ly point to it rather than quote it, but mate­r­i­al in the Times online becomes avail­able only through a fee after a short time): To the Edi­tor: Re “Guan­tá­namo Comes to Define U.S. to Mus­lims” (front page, May 21): […]

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The movers gave us a tip: No liq­uids in the mov­ing van (if any­thing breaks or leaks it can ruin stuff). But espe­cial­ly, no alco­hol. I had heard about lim­its as to how much alco­hol you can take into Cana­da from the US. Appar­ent­ly even a lit­tle on a mov­ing van sends off red alarm […]

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Survival of the Smartest

Anoth­er rea­son that we are leav­ing the Unit­ed States is the coun­try’s descent into irra­tional and prim­i­tive mythol­o­gy. Exam­ple: The State of Kansas has once again tried to attack the teach­ing of Evo­lu­tion in their pub­lic schools. They are sup­port­ing the teach­ing instead of ‘Intel­li­gent Design’, which is just a fan­cy way of say­ing ‘God […]

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Lighten Up

Due to dire weath­er fore­casts (which were, of course, incor­rect as usu­al), the MIT Flea was pret­ty light­ly attend­ed, both by sell­ers and buy­ers. Too bad it was our last one. So, as Mr. Eliot says, ‘not with a bang but a whim­per’. We sold enough to cov­er the entry fee, but not as much […]

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