Matters of Opinion

  • On the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination- That Which We Dare Not Think

    Posted: November 27th 2013 @4:05 PM

    There probably isn’t an American over 55 years-old who does not remember exactly where they were and what they were doing at 2 PM on November 22, 1963. At this moment, of course, the 35th President of the United States, …

     
  • Remembering Howard Zinn on Veterans Day

    Posted: November 27th 2013 @3:57 PM

    Monday November 11 marks the observance of Veterans Day, the official holiday that honors people who have served in armed services of the United States. Since I never served in the armed services, it’s traditionally been a holiday about which …

     
  • The Health Care Dot Gov Website – Did Anyone Expect This to be Easy?

    Posted: November 1st 2013 @11:49 AM

    This past week I found myself smack in the middle of the national zeitgeist: I signed up on-line for a health care policy. Even though Massachusetts has had its own healthcare exchange since 2006 the process was not without its …

     
  • The Disloyalty Diet

    Posted: November 1st 2013 @11:37 AM

    I don’t know about you but I’ve always been on some kind of diet. I was a fat kid and my mother bought grapefruit by the case. She weighed every item she served me on a plastic scale and had …

     
  • State Senator Dan Wolf: The Tragic Fall of the Uber Mensch

    Posted: November 1st 2013 @11:22 AM

    There is certainly no one interested in politics on Cape Cod who wouldn’t agree that the biggest story, as well as the biggest political drama, on the Cape this summer was the candidacy of state senator Dan Wolf for governor. …

     
  • Finally Proven by Science: Messy People Are More Creative (but didn’t you know it all along?)

    Posted: November 1st 2013 @11:04 AM

    Are you a messy person or a neat person? Do you make your bed everyday with tight hospital corners or just smooth out the blankets? Does your couch, on a lazy Sunday afternoon, resemble bleacher seats at Fenway after a …

     
  • The Latest Thinking on Garbage: You can’t just think outside the box…you have to recycle the box

    Posted: September 13th 2013 @5:03 PM

    I don’t have to tell you how much garbage is in the news lately since the deadline is approaching that will force every town on Cape Cod to renew its contract with SEAMASS, the facility over the bridge that burns …

     
  • The Nuclear Power Plant and Magical Thinking

    Posted: September 13th 2013 @4:35 PM

    I have a habit most mornings when my smart phone sounds the wake-up alarm of reaching for my glasses, and going straight to the headlines in the email blast of the local newspaper. The most reliable headlines this summer were …

     
  • Conspiracy theories…a valuable tool or political paranoia?

    Posted: September 13th 2013 @3:49 PM

    September 11, 2013 marks the twelfth anniversary of the world trade center bombings, explosions that continue to echo around the world. While the most of us are content take stock of the causes and effects of the attack and lay …

     
  • Provincetown Carnival: How to Run Away and Join the Circus

    Posted: August 30th 2013 @7:27 PM

    When I was a young and disaffected teenager there was a recurring meme that offered a chance of escape from the dull and rigidly conformist world of my parents: run away and join circus. Back then, there were lots of …