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Lincoln Freed the Slaves, King Freed the Nation…

And on a day when we commemorated both, Barack Obama, the first black president of the United States of America, was sworn into office for a second term. I’m not broadcasting this as breaking news.

STEM Friday

 Much of the East Coast is still reeling from the infamous Frankenstorm that struck our shores this past October. As its storm-nickname suggests, Hurricane Sandy was a bizarre and indomitable intermixing of atmospheric events.

The (Nostalgic) Weight of Books

Just the other day I posed this simple question to my friend’s son, an 11th grader in a wealthy school district: “What book are you reading in your English class?” He replied, quizzically, by asking me a question back: “What do you mean?”

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