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A matter of perspective

A matter of perspective

First impressions often are as much reflections of our own perspective as of the person we are evaluating. After 20 years in the Navy, I matriculated into the University of Maine at Farmington, where I learned stuff and met a nice young woman who lived on a dairy farm with a husband heavy into Holstein husbandry, three daughters of which one actually enjoyed working in the barn, and a son who, after making sure Mommy was watching, reveled in walking…

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Remembering 9-11

Remembering 9-11

(Published in the Gettysburg Times, 9/13/2013) I was crossing Baltimore Street on my way into the Adams County Courthouse when my phone buzzed. It was my spouse calling from work. A second plane had crashed into the Twin Towers. When she called about the first one, I thought some pilot was going to be very glad he’d died for that mistake. But two was not a mistake. “We’re at war with someone,” I said, then hung up and made my…

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