Monthly Archives: February 2016

Spring Training

Today, February 18th of 2016, the sun is shining and the air, though still brisk, is warm enough that I’ve doffed the winter coat in favor of a light fleece jacket. A corner has been turned.  Pitchers and catchers have … Continue reading

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Rubio, and Return

Today is Sunday and my last day here.  I’m up early to pack – which takes five minutes as I didn’t bring much – and write a note to my host Jason, thanking him for the luxurious lodgings. Then I … Continue reading

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Youth

Looking back from the perspective of (advanced) middle age, youth seems like a time of fun, great promise and opportunities, strong feelings and enthusiasms, and physical power, if not outright fearlessness.   That view however is the result of the removed … Continue reading

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Hail, Carly

The day after the snow, the sun is out, and the car has only a thin veneer of frost; I start to scrape the windshield, but a few minutes with the motor running and all is clear; don’t even have … Continue reading

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The Big Show

Friday’s concluding event is a big Democratic fundraiser, officially the McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Celebration.  It’s the New Hampshire Democrats’ largest annual gala, and this year celebrates 100 years of the New Hampshire presidential primary.   The namesakes are two families at … Continue reading

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The Bern, and The Snow

Friday afternoon.  Still snowing heavily as I drive, carefully, up to Exeter where Bernie Sanders is to speak at the Town Hall.  Not just hold a town hall-style meeting, but address a crowd at an honest to gosh real New … Continue reading

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Country Club Republican

I’m up Friday about 8 o’clock to travel to Atkinson, about 27 miles southeast of Manchester, for a John Kasich town hall that starts at 10; the doors open at 9.  Although my sumptuous pied-a-terre here in Manchester is on … Continue reading

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Cruzin’

This post concerns the third event of Wednesday, Feb. 4th, and that evening. The drive down from Dover to Amherst is uneventful but takes a good hour.  My thoughts keep drifting to the Cruz event site: Joey’s Diner.  I haven’t … Continue reading

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Among The Faithful

Upon returning to my palatial digs in Manchester I planned the rest of the day.  I rsvp’d to a Ted Cruz town hall at Joey’s Diner (that sounds promising) down in Amherst southwest of here, opening at 4 p.m.   … Continue reading

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Apres Marco, Le Deluge

The forecast for Wednesday was rain, but when I got up at 6 a.m. – can you believe it, seeing dawn two days in a row!  – it was clear and bright.   Today’s first stop was with Marco Rubio who … Continue reading

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