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Date : June 2012

Quotes From Old Letters: Less Personality

Categories: Nostalgia, Personal
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Published on: 2012.06.24

On April 1, 1996, my friend Andrea Aronis (as she was named then) wrote on page 6 of an 11-page missive: “I wish you were in town so we could just talk any time we wanted to. I have a hard time finding people who like to talk as much as I do, and can[…]

It’s the Actions That Matter

Categories: Human Behavior, InTheNews
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Published on: 2012.06.23

Jerry Sandusky’s trial has been much-covered in the news; no reason to repeat any of it here. But a few days before the verdict, I heard something on the TV news that disturbed me as much as Sandusky’s now-confirmed actions.

ITN: Headline’s ‘Mystery’ Is Unmysterious

Categories: InTheNews
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Published on: 2012.06.17

In the News: Mystery Mini Space Shuttle X-37B Lands in California This story goes on to provide details about the shuttle, including quotes from military officials, none of which are mysterious. Other headlines about the same topic called the shuttle “Secretive” (here) and “Secret” (here).

ITN: Nitpicking the News Again

Categories: InTheNews
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Published on: 2012.06.09

In the News: Invasive species ride tsunami debris to US shore. This story, and a dozen others just like it that appeared on news sites around the world, has an inaccurate and misleading headline.

Product Review: Oxo Good Grips Smooth Edge Can Opener

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Published on: 2012.06.07

(Copyright © 2012 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.)

ITN: 60 Years?

Categories: InTheNews
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Published on: 2012.06.01

In The News: Today, I read a CNN article saying that Britain’s monarch will have been Queen for 60 years on June 6, 2012, which I thought was a nice coincidence since I’ll celebrate my own sixth wedding anniversary on that day. Yet several other sources say she was crowned on June 2, 1953, including[…]

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