Fowlkes: I wouldnt blame anyone for having regrets in life. Like you, I think thats a normal part of being human, and I doubt people who claim not to have any. Youre not the first ex-fighter Ive polled on this topic who mentioned the feeling of being locked out of other, more common paths by virtue of choosing this one. It reminds me of a term coined in this excellent and hilarious book of essays and cartoons by Tim Kreider , who refers to this period of evaluation and comparison as The Referendum. Its when you start looking at how your life stacks up against the lives of your friends and acquaintances, and also looking at which potential lives are unavailable to you now that youve made enough choices in life to have permanently closed some other doors. People seem to have different ways of handling The Referendum. Some get overly judgy of other peoples choices, as if that will justify their own.
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Around Windham County – Brattleboro Reformer
Healthy people ages 17 and older may donate. Positive ID is required. For further information, call the local Red Cross office at 802-254-2377. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended, call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule. ARTS IN THE PARK: The Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, as part of the Arts in the Parks Program, will present the Butterfly Swing Band at the Brattleboro Common on Park Place, on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. This, the final concert of the Summer Arts in the Park series for 2014, was rescheduled from July 8. Trumpet player and singer Scott Sizer describes Butterfly Swing as “a swing band, specializing in tunes from swing era, with a bit of blues and bebop added.” In the event of rain, the concert will be moved to the American Legion, Post 5, at 32 Linden St.
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14 ridiculous hotel amenities – CNN.com
11. Sunshine butler If you spot a well-dressed person by the poolside, expressing eagerness to rub sun lotion on your back, don’t be alarmed. The Club Hotel & Spa in the Channel Islands has recently introduced their “Sunshine Butlers” to guests at the terrace pool. The butlers offer poolside services like polishing your sunglasses, applying sun creams and providing cooling face and foot misters, iced towels and watermelon. The Club Hotel & Spa , Green Street, St.
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