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July 31st, 2015

George Shuman

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By G. E. Shuman I always love opportunities to use this, my humble column, to promote things of cultural importance to The World’s many and discriminating readers. It is now my privilege to do just that, for the second time in a month, and I am very grateful. I hope you will read on. What I want to do here, this week, is to alert you to an opportun...

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Please Don’t Miss This!

By G. E. Shuman You know, timing is everything, and mine is usually terrible when it comes to promoting local goings-on in this column. But, friends and neighbors, not this time. This time I have ample opportunity to announce and explain something that you really should get yourself to, in Montpelier, in about a week. And, this time, you also have...

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Curve Balls

By G. E. Shuman This one comes from the heart. It is personal, and will still seem a bit vague. That is intentional, and is an effort at privacy. The thing isÉas the old saying goes, at times, life really can throw you a curve ball. That analogy is of a ball coming at you that you cannot avoid, and of one that is impossible to hit with your bat. It...

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Becoming a Summer Time Traveler

By G. E. Shuman The subject of technology, both what I believe to be the good and not-so-good of it all, has been on my mind quite a bit lately. I will never be certain that our society’s headlong plunge, never looking back, into the world of cell phone apps, social media and cyberspace is a good thing. (Do they still call it cyberspace?) In some w...

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The Explosion!

By G. E. Shuman I enjoy all of the seasons here in the North, with the exception of the six month long one which begins with the letter ‘w’ and ends, way too late. Don’t get me going on that one. Of the others, fall might be my favorite, although I just re-read this column, and now I am not sure. I do love the vibrant colors, the crunchy leaves, th...

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The Enjoyment of It All

By G. E. Shuman Last month, Lorna and I had the extreme pleasure of spending a week with my mom, at her north Florida home. Mom lives in a retirement community called the Advent Christian Village at Dowling Park. Being a very young 91 years old, it is quite appropriate that she does so. Mom is totally active, and she is just as happy as a bug in a...

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Wrist-Watches and Cracker Jack

By G. E. Shuman Dear Readers, I cannot tell a lie. I stole this column, from myself. I simply ran out of time to write this week, so am reprinting something that people seemed to like the first time. I hope you do, too. A few weeks ago I was standing in our kitchen, and happened to notice something about my daughter, when I saw her sitting on the c...

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It’s New Phone Month!

By G. E. Shuman Just in case you are interested, this is the month that my wife and I get new cell phones. Now, aren’t you excited? The time is right, the contract is up, and my phone is about to give up the ghost. Still, even given the condition of my present cell phone, I’m not entirely sure that I ‘need’ a new one at all, but I will, I am sure,...

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The Tax Man Cometh

By G. E. Shuman It’s tax season. You probably didn’t need a reminder of that, but, just in caseÉ It’s tax season. I have known the man who does our taxes for many, many years. In fact, I probably should have added one more ‘many’ to that last sentence. My taxman is the smartest ‘math’ person I know. In fact, he was my high school geometry teacher....

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Mr. Nimoy and Mr. Spock

By G. E. Shuman When this edition of the paper comes out it will have been about two weeks since the passing of one of my very favorite Hollywood actors. For any who do not know the name of Leonard Nimoy, you, at least, certainly must know the name of Mr. Spock. If you do not know of those men, or of that real man and that fictional Vulcan, you wer...

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