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July 2nd, 2016

George Shuman

A “Zoe-sized” Car

By G. E. Shuman I want to use this column to just express my thanks to all the readers who encouraged me in my recent, great personal adventure of driving my 1970 Volkswagen Beetle, “Babi” all the way up here to Vermont from her previous home in Florida. That trip was exciting, nerve-wracking, and anything but a sure thing for me, as I made my way...

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The Picnic Basket

By G. E. Shuman Today, (the day of this writing), is my wife’s birthday. I’m not going to tell you how old, or how young she is today, as I value my life far too much to do that. I will say that there is a 2, and a 6 in the number representing her age. I’ll let you decide which numeral comes first. Anyway, let it also be known that I did marry an o...

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Be Careful Out There

By G. E. Shuman This isn’t going to be some sort of diatribe about how and when and where I think cell phones should be used. Maybe it should be one, but it isn’t going to be. Motor vehicle laws have been put into place to try to enforce the fact that it just might be dangerous to text your kids or write your college entrance exam essay on your pho...

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A Quick Plumbing Lesson

By G. E. Shuman When I write on certain subjects, I always want to make clear that this is an opinion column. The opinions expressed here, in this space, are not necessarily those of the publishers of the paper, or of anyone else, for that matter. They are my opinions. Hey, it’s my column, after all. So, please, if you are in disagreement with this...

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Making It Home

By G. E. Shuman I told you all, a few weeks ago, that I would report back on my great adventure to bring my aging Volkswagen Beetle home from Florida. Well, this column is to do that. The trip was exciting, and we did get here in ‘one’ piece, with my old body feeling almost permanently tucked into the old body of my new little car. My trip began ve...

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My Great Adventure, Part Two

By G. E. Shuman If you happen to be a faithful follower of my column, then you will understand what the title of this installment means. If you are a more normal person, and never read my stuff, you may not. If you do remember, and provided you care to, I have been looking forward to a trip south, to visit my mom in Florida, and to drive back my ‘b...

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My Unbelievable, Incredible, Breakfast Muffins

By G. E. Shuman I am not a ‘sweet’ person, especially at breakfast time. Just ask my wife if you don’t believe me. Bacon and eggs is a very good breakfast, to me, so is a couple of sausage burritos from my friendly neighborhood McSomething restaurant, but anything with any kind of sugar or maple syrup, (sorry native Vermonters) is really more than...

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My Great Adventure

By G. E. Shuman I will soon be embarking on a great adventure; at least it is a great one from my perspective. Other people have certainly been on bigger adventures, but this one is going to be fun. I am not heading for the top of Mount Everest, (thankfully), or to the moon, (I wish), but what I am doing is going to be pretty exciting for me. Many...

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Standing in Line

By G. E. Shuman I remember that, many years ago, a pastor friend of mine said that he got many of his best sermon ideas from tea bags. He wasn’t reading tea leaves or anything, but reading the tags that a certain brand of tea uses on their tea bags. You know, he was talking about the ones with the little proverbial sayings on them. Anyway, at the t...

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Why I Don’t Run

By G. E. Shuman I have never been a runner. In fact, I’m not even a fast walker, and I never have been. When I was a child I probably used to run, I think, or, maybe not. I remember once telling a young friend that I tried running, and didn’t like it. He laughed. Truthfully, I have used that line throughout adulthood, too, and it still gets a laugh...

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