Saturday, December 31, 2011
In the 1960s, we were promised a much different 2012 from the predictors, leaving us with space travel, flying cars and robot maids.
This is not what I expected. We're entering the year 2012. By now, I should be using my jet pack to get around the neighborhood, or taking a pill for food. Of course, I’d only be working a couple of days a week and playing golf on the moon the rest of the time. I was expecting to be using my four-iron on the 10th crater. Darn George Jetson. In the 1960s cartoon “The Jetsons,” George zipped around in a flying car, had a robot maid and worked a few hours a day. He even had a machine put his clothes on. This was supposed to be life in the 21st century. We were lied to. What a rip job! I’m on my 14th hour of work today, existing on coffee, which was made on a stove, not by pushing a button. I was promised a flying car by now. There was a …
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
With less than a week to go in 2011, it's time to start thinking about your New Year's resolutions.
A new year is upon us. A new year represents a time of new beginning, an opportunity to better ourselves, to make things right. Many of us tend to look forward to the New Year for the opportunity of a fresh start, or a clean slate. We set goals – some of them high, while others manageable – to better our lives and perhaps the lives around us. So what are some that you can do? How about getting involved in one of the many great organizations in Medfield? Or, take an exercise class at one of the town's fitness centers? Or use the vast services of the library more often? So Medfield, we want to know ... Today's question: What will your resolution be for the New Year?
Thursday, July 21, 2011
This is part four of a seven-part series that takes an in-depth look at Blake Middle School’s 2010-2011 academic year; goals for 2011-12 academic year; a new bell schedule; personnel changes; China trip and the transition to a new principal.
Editor's Note: Medfield Patch will provide a summary of Robert Parga’s end of the year report for Blake Middle School and take an in-depth look at goals for the 2011-12 academic year; Blake’s upgrades in technology; the school’s China Trip; A new bell schedule and personnel changes. We will conclude the series with the transition from Parga to Nat Vaughn as Blake Middle School principal. This is part four of our seven-part Blake Middle School series. For three weeks beginning in the middle of October, nine Medfield students and two teachers will visit Bengbu, China as part of Medfield's China Exchange in the China School Exchange Initiative program. “Moving forward, another big step in our partnership with the school in Bengbu will be …