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Walking the Plank

By Jack Sheedy

Our hero, Thomas J. McSheey, adjunct English professor at Stonycliff College, penned the following introduction to a lecture he traditionally presented to his Creative Writing students at the beginning of each new semester. It was unearthed in the college’s archives, along with a flask of whisky, a pouch of pipe tobacco, and a rejection letter from a book publisher.

Walking the Plank
(Musical accompaniment: “La Mer” by Debussy)

Season Change and Dreaming Of & Clam Bisque

      So are you ready for some weather change? I am to about 72 degrees durning the day and about 60 in the evening, with a light breeze, open windows and a warm ocean water nearby. But I am neither rich nor do I have rich relatives in Florida, So for now I will dream of those late May early June days right here on the Cape. I have been a lover of winter most of my life, which I learned from my Mother. She would have been happy living outside of Buffalo or Syracuse with all the snow.

Barnstable Today: Wednesday December 17, 2014

The Housing Committee sets goals for 2015, Sandy Neck staff looks to build a meeting area, and we get details on the town’s financial status with Finance Director Mark Milne.

Barnstable Today: December 16, 2014

A Hyannis home investigation probed, planned historic preservation projects presented, and preparation for winter weather - these stories and more on this episode of Barnstable Today.

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Barnstable Today: Monday December 15, 2014

Barnstable Public Schools could soon be searching for a new Superintendent, town officials are looking for ways to fight the opiate crisis in our community, and a local museum looks to renew its lease.

Barnstable Today: Friday December 12, 2014

One town committee is looking for ways to reduce nitrogen in the town’s waterways, a local park project is delayed, and some cool beach gear will be available early next year.

Barnstable Today: Thursday December 11, 2014

Barnstable residents will soon have an easier time recycling at the Transfer Station, we have details on planned changes to traffic patterns on Route 28 in Hyannis, plus find out when the next flu shot clinic will be held in Barnstable.