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  • JAMES WERRELL

    Bagger brought joy to a lot of people

    Archie, who died Monday at age 86, had what, for most, would be a lifetime of work by the time he was 61. He had toiled for 42 years as a printer at The Bleachery, a long haul by any measure.

  • JAMES WERRELL

    Attaining playtime immortality is hard

    Troops included riflemen – kneeling, standing and prone – men with bazookas, men ready to throw grenades, men with walkie-talkies and men simply crouching, rifle in hand, ready to march.

  • JAMES WERRELL

    No time to prepare for Turkey Day

    In a more reasonable world, the Thanksgiving holiday would be two days long – maybe even three.

  • JAMES WERRELL

    Green invaders could be returning

    Last year, but even more so in the spring of 2012, the worms were rampant, thousands of them hanging from trees by a silken thread, crawling in green brigades over trees and bushes.

  • JAMES WERRELL

    Be careful what you plant in your garden

    A man ought to be able to grow enough green plants for his own consumption – and perhaps for consumption by a few friends – without having to worry about a confrontation with the law.

  • JAMES WERRELL

    There’s not much use for pencils these days

    The value of pencils, of course, is their impermanence. You can erase what you do in pencil and start over.

  • JAMES WERRELL

    New ways to make neck-biting interesting

    I swore I would shun the rampant vampire craze at all costs. I’m not interested in the creatures of the night, the transmogrification of bats into two-legged blood-sucking predators, the eerie cape-wearing ghouls who sleep in caskets and have the power to turn others into their platelet-loving...

  • JAMES WERRELL

    We keep marching to the same drummer

    This week’s march to raise awareness about global warming featured demonstrations in cities around the globe, but the epicenter was in New York City, site of the United Nations Climate Summit. An estimated 300,000 marchers took to the streets of Gotham to warn that climate change is destroying...

  • JAMES WERRELL

    A brief encounter with a space-aged watch

    The idea was to wear the watch for a week and keep an account of the experience. At the end of the week, Apple’s mad scientists would compile the information and tweak the watch’s functions wherever needed, according to the results of our observations.

  • JAMES WERRELL

    McMaster may be paying club dues

    By now, this should be engraved on the tablets containing the Ten Commandments for politicians: Don’t belong to a country club that doesn’t admit minorities, women or people of all faiths, and, if you already belong to one, quit.

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