Monthly Archives: December 2012

Elinor’s Garden

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December 18, 2012

“Digging in the dirt is good for the soul,” says my mother, Edna, who still enjoys her backyard garden at the age of 80. However, the overwhelming heat these past years has made it difficult to get out. As well, her knees, at times, decide that they are staying on her gardening mat, in the […]


The Year in Poetry

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December 16, 2012

Poetry has always been the poorer cousin, it seems, of the literary arts. Okay, maybe not always. I’m sure that back in the day, when the titans of poetry, the Henry Wadsworth Longfellows, the Walt Whitmans, your Ezra Pounds and e. e. cummingses, roamed the earth, poetry received its due. In those days poets were […]


Night and Low Light Photography – Capturing Christmas after dark

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December 16, 2012

As promised in my last column I am going to attempt to share more tips and tricks used to capture a variety of images in low light and evening settings. There is no rocket science involved; similar methods are applied and used in other lighting conditions discussed in previous columns. If you want the best […]


Water Was Always A Bargain

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December 16, 2012

No doubt about it, one of the best buys anyone gets these days is water. Even at 57 cents a thousand gallons (the present rate in Cambridge) you can’t miss. The average bathe takes about 20 gallons, so you get 50 baths for 57 cents. You can probably flush your toilet 200 times for 57 […]


Everyday Enlightenment: The Stairs

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December 16, 2012

Many have the opinion that philosophy is a useless activity devoid of practical significance. These folks believe that “philosophy bakes no bread.” Here I want to suggest why this belief is mistaken. Philosophical insights can be found in everyday activities like mowing the grass, arguing with a spouse, pedaling a bike, watching baseball or the […]


“Kenpo Kathy” visits Cambridge

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December 16, 2012

“What’s the definition of a black belt?” Students at Diamond Martial Arts were asked by special guest, Kathy Owen, 8th degree black belt and member of the American Kenpo Karate International Association. The answer was simple, and held a special meaning for each student including Kelly Allan, owner of the studio, head instructor, and one […]


Getting a Lift

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December 16, 2012

Hair metal and rock n roll put fire to the stage at the Legion in Galt with the Band Lift. Along with classic tunes like Here I Am by the Scorpions and some Kiss, the boys made a medley transitioning The Zoo by the Scorpions into the YouTube record breaking pop song Gangnam Style, which […]


The Wiccan Way: Yule: The Holiday of Hope

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December 16, 2012

Published in the December Issue of The Cambridge Citizen The Wheel of the Year is about to take another turn. On December 21, 2012, the longest night of the year, Yule will be celebrated. Wiccans will gather to celebrate with Yule logs burning bright. They will sit in vigil, awaiting the return of the sun. […]


Kips touching lives for 42 years

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December 4, 2012

When you look up on the wall behind the parallel bars at the Kips Gymnastics Club in Cambridge you’re greeted with a sign that simply says, “It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you wanna be” this immediately tells what the Kips is all about. It’s about building futures; it’s about instilling in […]


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