BREAKING NEWS OVERLOAD – BY ELLIN CURLEY

We’ve been shell shocked by the barrage of non-stop breaking news that’s been coming at us at warp speed. These past eight days have been a news tsunami. As soon as we started to digest the news of one day, we would get hit with another major story the next. At one point, my husband … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS OVERLOAD – BY ELLIN CURLEY

HERITAGE AND THE PAST IN THE BLACKSTONE VALLEY

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: TRACES OF THE PAST Y3-05 The entire Blackstone River Valley is a National Historic Corridor. A lot of people don't realize that we are "one step removed" from a national park and have a good many of the same protections. Many of these opportunities are not enforced, though not from unwillingness. More like "not … Continue reading HERITAGE AND THE PAST IN THE BLACKSTONE VALLEY

“DEADLIEST CATCH” SUPER FANS – BY ELLIN CURLEY

Tom and I are huge fans of a reality show called “Deadliest Catch”. We’ve watched it religiously for 13 years. The show follows six or seven crab boats, based in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, as they fish for crab each year in the Bering Sea. Crab fishing used to be known as the most dangerous profession … Continue reading “DEADLIEST CATCH” SUPER FANS – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I’M SORRY … WHAT? – GARRY ARMSTRONG

This began as a lengthy comment to a blog posted by the imminent eminent wordsmith known as Evil Squirrel.  Squirrel’s blog “For whom the Beltones" was a humorous look at the history of aids for the hearing-impaired and the advertising of the 1980s. Squirrel, this is truly evil. Maybe even blatantly racist if I can find an angle. … Continue reading I’M SORRY … WHAT? – GARRY ARMSTRONG