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  • Book Review: Trans-Siberian Express

    I’m a sucker for trains, so I was attracted to the Trans-Siberian Express by its title alone. But Adler—best known for his examination of the inner working of human nature—shows here that not only can he handle thrillers, he’s able …

    Posted: January 12th 2014 @12:20 PM
     
  • Merry Kitschmas to ALL

    I like to think of being Jewish as a marathon sport. I can dole out a soul-crushing guilt complex, shot-put-style, successfully match-make without meeting the intendeds and turn dinner for two into a fridge full of leftovers. I am Jewish …

    Posted: December 23rd 2013 @10:18 AM
     
  • ‘Tis (Almost) The Night Before Christmas

    Want to get into the spirit of the season? It’s easy to do at the Harwich Junior Theater, where, starting December 5th, you can see a wonderful dramatic version of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, playing through January 6th. It’s four …

    Posted: November 29th 2013 @5:07 PM
     
  • On the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination- That Which We Dare Not Think

    There probably isn’t an American over 55 years-old who does not remember exactly where they were and what they were doing at 2 PM on November 22, 1963. At this moment, of course, the 35th President of the United States, …

    Posted: November 27th 2013 @4:05 PM
     
  • Remembering Howard Zinn on Veterans Day

    Monday November 11 marks the observance of Veterans Day, the official holiday that honors people who have served in armed services of the United States. Since I never served in the armed services, it’s traditionally been a holiday about which …

    Posted: November 27th 2013 @3:57 PM
     
  • Ruby Tuesday… Still I’m Going to Miss You

    And in fact, if you haven’t yet seen Cape Rep’s production of Gip Hoppe’s Ruby Tuesday, make sure that you don’t miss it … it’s a wonderful evening out and a great performance. The time is the not-too-distant future; Paul …

    Posted: November 24th 2013 @8:21 PM
     
  • 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