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by Con Chapman

Last Build Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 01:24:33 +0000


Beer and CancerCon Chapman

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:04:11 +0000

There was a light wind off the water, just enough to turn the tips of the waves white, not enough to make it choppy, as the fishing boat took off from the pier with the… More(image)

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For Extreme Ice Cream Fans, Master Comes Through in the CrunchCon Chapmanice cream

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:35:10 +0000

SOMERVILLE, Mass.  When Dave Forsh sold his innovative ice-cream shop in this near suburb of Boston two years ago, long-time customers who’d become addicted to his creative flavors and mixes were distraught.  “I just didn’t get… More(image)

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The Code of the WASPwaspCon Chapman

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:33:17 +0000

You can fool around and sow youthful oats, You can wreck a car, and sink several boats, You can get involved in all kinds of capers, But always remember, look good on paper. You can… More(image)

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My Formerly Stressed-Out BankCon Chapman

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:19:13 +0000

        The Federal Reserve has made its stress tests more lenient by eliminating the possibility that banks could fail for subjective reasons. The Wall Street Journal I’m sitting in The Vault, an old bank branch in Boston… More(image)

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Surprised by the FedCon Chapmanfedfed1fed2fed4fed5fed3fed6fed7fed8

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:31:43 +0000

The Fed Should Surprise Us. Headline, The Wall Street Journal I have come to the headquarters of The Federal Reserve System, the nation’s central bank, on a mission: at a time when the nation’s economy… More(image)

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My Yoko OnoCon Chapman

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:35:50 +0000

Physicists currently believe that all rock bands–nay, all human groups composed of four men–can be broken down into elemental particles first identified by study of The Beatles through an electron microscope. There is the Cute… More(image)

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Tomcattin’Con Chapmantomcattin1tomcattin

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:56:55 +0000

It was late, later than usual.  Rain was expected the next day and so the farmers had been told to bring their seed to the warehouse and not to the fields where it would ordinarily… More(image)

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Your Food Freshness Safety AdvisorCon Chapman

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:21:24 +0000

Have a question about a multi-colored piece of cheese in the fridge?  Stomach rumbling from a heaping helping of leftover tuna noodle casserole?  Before you head for the bathroom, ask Your Food Freshness Safety Advisor… More(image)

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Poppin’ Fresh, Advertising Icon and Poet, Dead at 51Con Chapman

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 18:41:58 +0000

MINNEAPOLIS.  Poppin’ Fresh, the smiling doughboy who appeared in over 600 commercials for The Pillsbury Company, was found dead in his apartment last night, an apparent suicide at the age of 51.   In life.… More(image)

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Stevie Smith: Not Drowning But PrevailingCon Chapman

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:35:34 +0000

Suicide is the occupational hazard of female poets, like falls from buildings for window washers.  The western suburbs of Boston, where I live, form a sort of Bermuda Triangle of this phenomenon: Sylvia Plath, raised in… More(image)

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