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  • The Health Care Dot Gov Website – Did Anyone Expect This to be Easy?

    This past week I found myself smack in the middle of the national zeitgeist: I signed up on-line for a health care policy. Even though Massachusetts has had its own healthcare exchange since 2006 the process was not without its …

    Posted: November 1st 2013 @11:49 AM
     
  • The Disloyalty Diet

    I don’t know about you but I’ve always been on some kind of diet. I was a fat kid and my mother bought grapefruit by the case. She weighed every item she served me on a plastic scale and had …

    Posted: November 1st 2013 @11:37 AM
     
  • State Senator Dan Wolf: The Tragic Fall of the Uber Mensch

    There is certainly no one interested in politics on Cape Cod who wouldn’t agree that the biggest story, as well as the biggest political drama, on the Cape this summer was the candidacy of state senator Dan Wolf for governor. …

    Posted: November 1st 2013 @11:22 AM
     
  • Finally Proven by Science: Messy People Are More Creative (but didn’t you know it all along?)

    Are you a messy person or a neat person? Do you make your bed everyday with tight hospital corners or just smooth out the blankets? Does your couch, on a lazy Sunday afternoon, resemble bleacher seats at Fenway after a …

    Posted: November 1st 2013 @11:04 AM
     
  • Hurricane Sandy One Year Ago

    hi dears this was my post on www.rossirant.com a year ago…seemed fitting to repost it here one year later these days thank god, i am warm and safe but never going to take a hot shower, a warm bed and …

    Posted: October 29th 2013 @9:18 AM
     
  • Ode to Norma Holt

    I met Norma many years ago when I rented the smallest apartment I’d ever stayed in. We are talking little! I once almost dis-located my shoulder trying to use the bathroom. But it had a view, wow what a view …

    Posted: October 5th 2013 @8:02 AM
     
  • Next to Normal is Next to Amazing

    When you think “musical,” you’re probably thinking about something uplifting, especially when we’re talking about the Cape Rep Theatre, where shows like Avenue Q and Spamalot have been recent musical successes. Next to Normal? Not so much. The action opens as …

    Posted: September 24th 2013 @11:27 AM
     
  • From Cape Town to Cape Cod: Kingdom of Earth at the Provincetown Theater

    One of Tennessee Williams’ lesser-known plays, Kingdom of Earth is a powerful indictment of racism, classism, and a whole bunch of other -isms, while maintaining the playwright’s keen ability to stay just this side of caricature in his characters. And you …

    Posted: September 23rd 2013 @11:22 AM
     
  • The Latest Thinking on Garbage: You can’t just think outside the box…you have to recycle the box

    I don’t have to tell you how much garbage is in the news lately since the deadline is approaching that will force every town on Cape Cod to renew its contract with SEAMASS, the facility over the bridge that burns …

    Posted: September 13th 2013 @5:03 PM
     
  • The Nuclear Power Plant and Magical Thinking

    I have a habit most mornings when my smart phone sounds the wake-up alarm of reaching for my glasses, and going straight to the headlines in the email blast of the local newspaper. The most reliable headlines this summer were …

    Posted: September 13th 2013 @4:35 PM