Month: September 2008

Report Suspicious Activity

At unspecified intervals, perhaps out of boredom, the transportation officials responsible for the electronic information signs on major highways post the message “Report Suspicious Activity” followed by a 1-800 number. The message always sends a shiver down my spine. It begs the question as to precisely what is “suspicious” activity. Without such a definition, it …

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September’s Song

September is a melancholy month, marking, as it does, the end of summer and, along with that, the traditional end of the summer vacation. Growing up on a resort lake, I was always of two minds about September. It did mean that the summer crowd was gone and control of the lake was relinquished to …

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