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COLUMNS : JANET BURNS  (ARCHIVES)Back to Current
Nuclear horizons (12/21/2008)
By Janet Lewis Burns -- “Enough solar energy falls on the surface of the earth every forty minutes to meet 100% of the world’s energy needs for a year.” –Al Gore

When we read something like that we have to question, “How  ... 

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Planet Earth to Santa (12/14/2008)
By Janet Lewis Burns -- A recession can translate into “thrift,” a word that causes Wall Street to shudder.

Today’s’ treasures are tomorrow’s junk. As money gets tighter, the habit of accumulating more and more spendy luxur ... 

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Fence posts and weeds (12/07/2008)
By Janet Lewis Burns -- I recently realized that I haven’t talked “wabi sabi” for a long time. As a matter of fact, to my chagrin, my recent acquisition of so many new things for our home is far from customary for an aging b ... 

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Different strokes (11/30/2008)
By Janet Lewis Burns -- Instant gratification – we all indulge in it in one way or another. There is every sort of label for it in this non-linguistic society. (Proper sentence structure, grammar and punctuation ain’t where  ... 

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Back home lilacs (11/23/2008)
By Janet Lewis Burns -- “T.S. Eliot was right when he wrote, ‘April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire.’”

“ Imprisoned in the city on a rainy Sunday, in a fifth-floor wal ... 

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Word for word (11/16/2008)
By Janet Lewis Burns -- “It is a good thing to demand liberty for ourselves and for those who agree with us, but it is a better thing, and a rarer thing, to give liberty to others who do not agree with us.” -Franklin D. Roo ... 

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Too small to be heard (11/09/2008)
By Janet Lewis Burns --

Every summer our four lilac bushes have such few meager blooms that they don’t even make a decent bouquet. Now, in autumn, their leaves have turned deep violet, lime green, and striking mauve, and I ... 

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Be responsible and VOTE! (11/02/2008)
By Janet Lewis Burns -- January 7, 1960: President Dwight Eisenhower announces a $200 million government surplus and says he will submit a balanced $79.8 billion budget for fiscal 1961.

As Election Day is fast approachin ... 

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Soul searching (10/26/2008)
By Janet Lewis Burns -- “To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.” –Simone Weil

One can hardly be a player in life if they aren’t experiencing it. Personal thoughts, disconne ... 

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Good news/bad news (10/19/2008)
By Janet Lewis Burns -- Read it and weep. It seems that all the magazines are rife with politics and scandal these days. The more you read, the more anxious and enraged one can become. We live in a global society of statisti ... 

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