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Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins drain

I have been reading for a long time about Goodrich's Wheelock-Watkins Drain and its flooding. This was an agricultural drain built 115 years ago and was not intended to handle what it is right now....more >>

Don't Rush Me

AARP? Really?

This best of the best Don't Rush Me first appeared Jan. 9, 2013. When I first started typing columns back in 1986, one of the first "gems" of journalistic dribble I labeled Don't Rush Me recorded (lamented) the fact I had found my first gray hair....more >>

Andrea's Anecdotes A column by Andrea Beaudoin

18 years

I wonder often on human nature. I wonder why people do the things they do, why they are the way they are and what made them good at certain things. I think of human nature and psychological related issues often....more >>

Letter to the Editor

Handwriting instruction still needed, reader says

Dear Editor, In regards to "Writing tells the story, expert says," Jan. 8, how true, "Handwriting is brain writing." How sad, "They will figure it out in about 20 years after research shows what types of deficits people have developed without using handwriting....more >>

Spiritual Matters

Time for new resolution

res·o·lu·tion [rez-uh-loo-shuh] Noun, …a formal expression of opinion; a decision or a determination. Ever seen a resolution made by a city council that thanks someone? They look something like this: - WHEREAS that because, people like baseball, and - WHEREAS that baseball is fun and - WHEREAS that baseball is good for kids… that - RESOLVED Coach Johnson is the best baseball coach this town has ever seen! The "WHEREAS" is what is known to be true – the "RESOLVED" is the response....more >>
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Born October 22nd
1887: John Reed, American journalist, poet and revolutionary, (Ten Days That Shook the World).
1903: George Beadle, American geneticist.
1919: Doris Lessing, novelist (Children of Violence, The Golden Notebook).
1920: Timothy Leary, American psychologist who experimented with psychedelic drugs.
1925: Rober Rauschenberg, pop artist.
October 22nd
in history
1907: Ringling Brothers buys Barnum & Bailey.
1914: U.S. places economic support behind Allies. When the United States entered World War I, propagandist George Creel set out to stifle anti-war sentiment.
1918: The cities of Baltimore and Washington run out of coffins during the Spanish Inflenza epidemic.
1938: Chester Carlson invents the photocopier. He tries to sell the machine to IBM, RCA, Kodak and others, but they see no use for a gadget that makes nothing but copies.
1954: As a result of the Geneva accords granting Communist control over North Vietnam, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes a crash program to train the South Vietnamese Army. Vietnam's civilian war makers.