Times Observerhttp://www.timesobserver.comTop Headlinesen-usFri, 25 Jul 2014 09:46:20 EDTFri, 25 Jul 2014 09:46:20 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssReality biteshttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/577246.htmlAlthough I consider myself a realist, I have to admit that I have had a bit of trouble wrapping my head around the news that Cara was headed to Afghanistan to take a teaching position. The night she broke the news to me, it simply seemed unreal.Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTHummingbirds love the yardhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/577148.htmlI used to faithfully put up my hummingbird feeders as soon as I saw the little guys return, but now with the bears in our area I hesitate to feed them. I have done the next best thing.Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTThe first stephttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/577149.htmlIt is inspiring to hear stories about good that came out of unlikely circumstances. Take Bill, for instance. He was a New York stockbroker with a bright future ahead of him, at least until the stock market crash of 1929 when he lost everything.Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTListening to the quiethttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/576855.htmlThe grandchildren left Tuesday and we commented to each other how quiet was. After a nine day visit with my daughter and her husband, the Princess of Boston and her little brother, Mr. Smiles, the house, back to normal, seemed suddenly empt.Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTFamily times always made for funhttp://www.timesobserver.com/page/content.detail/id/576673.htmlWhen the children were young and wanted some fun we made as much fun at home as we could. Instead of taking our children someplace we figured out how to have fun at home. We never went to Disney World. We never even took a family trip.Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT