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Refreshed

Last week marked the post-Covid resumption of much-missed extended family visits. My house was again busting at the seams with siblings, their children, and their children as well. Back again were the sounds of laughter and lighthearted chatter that mark the joy that...
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Gut Punch

Everything about this past weekend was exactly what you would expect for typical early summer; days filled with yard work and preparations for the eagerly anticipated resumption of family visits interrupted by a year of Covid isolation. Everything was as expected for...
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It Matters

It matters who is in charge. Just yesterday I was giving a history of the creation of the Cape and Islands Water Protection Fund to a reporter and cited the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce as the earliest, most reliable, and most effective ally the environmental...
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Positive Energy

The pace of life seems to have sped up. Early summer breezes have brought with them the welcome familiar returnees; people re-opening summer homes, visitors, some really big striped bass (sorry, that’s all the information I’m sharing on that topic), and crowds at the...
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In Appreciation

Last week with the death of former Falmouth Selectman Virginia Valiela, I lost a role model, and the Cape lost a great public servant and environmental champion. Virginia was the type of person we need more of in the world. Intelligent, dignified, good humored,...