Times Observerhttp://www.timesobserver.comTop Headlinesen-usTue, 2 Sep 2014 05:14:10 EDTTue, 2 Sep 2014 05:14:10 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssStamps for shoeshttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/579299.htmlWhen my neighbor and I got to talking about first cameras I realized that I had a whole lot of memories associated not only with my first camera, but shoes of the era. I picked out my first camera from a catalog that came with Weatherbird stamps.Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTThe end of summerhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/579300.htmlWhen does summer end? A quick consult to the indispensable Old Farmer's Almanac tells me right down to the minute. A precise answer no doubt, but it doesn't sit right with me. Like many things in life the truth seems more elusive.Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTGathering of the Clanhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/579033.htmlThirty years had passed since the last Smith family reunion. Way back in January, when my cousin, Nancy, announced her plans to host a second family shindig, my mother began focusing on that return trip to Massachusetts.Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTThe "Rag Man"http://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/578960.htmlDo any of you remember "the rag man"? When I lived with my grandmother I remember gathering up newspapers and rags and putting them aside. Before clothes went into the rag bag you removed the buttons.Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTKayak like an Egyptianhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/578961.htmlThe Y's Tango Adventure Race was held a few weeks ago and Penny and I were in the Rimrock parking lot awaiting instructions for manning a checkpoint on the wild and crazy event's orienteering segment.Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT