Month: December 2012

Best Intentions

When I was in high school English class, we studied “To a Mouse,” by Robert Burns. Written in the author’s native Gaelic, the poem is a sort of lyrical apology composed on the occasion when a farmer unwittingly plowed up the nest of a common field mouse. Grieved to have demolished the little rodent’s home …

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Lives Depend on You

“911 Dispatch. What is your emergency?” Most of us are familiar with this greeting—either because we have found ourselves in a critical situation requiring police, ambulance or firefighting assistance, or we have heard the phrase in a reality show, crime drama or some other source. Serving as an emergency dispatcher must be a high-octane job. …

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