Monthly Archives: February 2016

The other man in my life

For the past seven years, there’s been a second man in my life. His name? Elias P. Demetracopoulos, hereinafter referred to as Elias.  I never met the man, but he figured importantly in our household.  My husband, Jim Barron, is writing … Continue reading

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GOP candidates make U.S. a laughingstock

“Listen to this guy. He has one idea and repeats it over and over again.”                                                                                                                   “No, you’re the one who repeats himself. You have nothing to say.”                                                                                                              “You can’t be trusted.  You  lie.”                                                                                                                                                          “You’re the liar.”                                                                                                                                  “So’s your mother.” … Continue reading

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Apple versus national security: a tough call

A relaxing Florida vacation has made me even more of a techno-peasant than I usually am. The issue that now challenges me is the dilemma presented by Apple’s refusal to comply with the U.S. government’s request to facilitate access to the contents … Continue reading

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Granite State results for real – finally

Remember when it seemed fairly certain that voters in November would have to choose between Clinton and Bush dynasties?  Over the last nine months, voter anger and dissatisfaction have laid waste to that aura of inevitability on both sides of the aisle. Among … Continue reading

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Suffolk trustees botch the job

Suffolk University board members should be ashamed of  themselves. They are passing up the chance to put the school back on the map as a proud and storied urban university and a meaningful player in greater Boston’s civic life. Its inbred … Continue reading

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