Tag Archives: History

In Solidarity

  Today in Paris, the other shoe dropped. The satirical cartoon magazine Charlie Hebdo has been under threat for years now from militant Islamists for “blasphemy.”  Their offices have been bombed, and the editor, Stephane Charbonnier, has lived since 2011 with a personal bodyguard. … Continue reading

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“A Wounded Heart”

Remember Mr. Forbes? Founder of Northampton’s Forbes Library? Regular visitors to Touch2Touch will remember many posts (here and here, among others) about the library and about him, especially about his whimsical seasonal changes of wardrobe. But there is a great deal more to say … Continue reading

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Original or Copy?

Which do I think I am? Here’s the challenge: “Every man is born an original, but sadly, most men die copies.” — Abraham Lincoln But he himself was born an original and remained so to the last day of his … Continue reading

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Three Greek Chicks sitting around talking…

And rewriting history — There’s Cassandra, who knew it all, but couldn’t convince anyone else, and Pandora, who couldn’t leave well enough alone, and Penelope, whose husband came home REALLY late from the office. This is what those three women of Greek myth … Continue reading

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