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The Gladys Kravitz Syndrome
Monday, 03/23/09
By Tim Johnson
Social commentator Tim Johnson considers surveillance cameras, credit card purchases and Google Earth, and wonders about all the ways he's being monitored.
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Christmas Cards Present Collectible Opportunity
Monday, 12/15/08
By Tim Johnson
Christmas cards are now rolling into mailboxes around the world. For VPR's Tim Johnson, it's the annual opportunity to collect a prized heirloom.
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Facebook sparks "friend" dilemma
Monday, 09/22/08
By Tim Johnson
VPR's Tim Johnson explains why he's not ready to be your friend, at least not on Facebook.
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Essay: Could Senator Leahy be 'Patman'?
Thursday, 07/10/08
By Tim Johnson
Senator Patrick Leahy is a longtime Batman fan, and also has a cameo in the new Batman film. VPR's own Tim Johnson imagines a scenario in which he could fight crime throughout Vermont with the Senator.
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Good thoughts about the heat
Tuesday, 06/10/08
By Tim Johnson
Record high temperatures in the Northeast this week have people turning on air conditioners, breaking out the bathing suits and looking for a cool place to escape the heat. But VPR's Tim Johnson says that after this past winter, it can't get hot enough.
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Nasty flu a popular topic of conversation
Monday, 03/31/08
By Tim Johnson
VPR's Tim Johnson has found out his recent flu bug is a popular conversation starter and he wants to know who gave it to him.
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Letting go of the holidays
Wednesday, 01/02/08
By Tim Johnson
Christmas lights still up around the house?  Wreath on the door?  Tree in the living room?  VPR's Tim Johnson says it's time to let go.
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Weddings and High Drama
Tuesday, 09/04/07
By Tim Johnson
If you've attended more than your share of weddings this summer, you can be forgiven for feeling a little burned out on ceremonies, receptions and gift giving. But VPR's Tim Johnson just came back from a wedding that left him feeling completely …. smitten.
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Chainsaws and the supercell
Tuesday, 08/21/07
By Tim Johnson
Last week a series of powerful thunderstorms ripped through Vermont. The Champlain Islands were among the hardest hit. The storm peeled back roofs, ruined corn crops and provided a few minutes of terror for VPR's Tim Johnson. The storm is also forcing him to confront some more lingering fears, as he reports in this essay.
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TV medical dramas still capture attention
Tuesday, 12/04/07
By Tim Johnson
Medical dramas have held a solid place in the television landscape for generations. E.R. and Grey's Anatomy may be staples of the genre now, but commentator Tim Johnson's memory of these shows goes back a lot further. And he wonders why they still capture our attention.
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Pavarotti prompts the pursuit of an impulse
Tuesday, 11/20/07
By Tim Johnson
Thinking of the great tenor, Luciano Pavarotti, prompted VPR's Tim Johnson to reflect on the importance of following through on an impulsive idea.
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Star Wars sparks quest for adventure
Wednesday, 05/23/07
VPR's own Tim Johnson is among the legion of fans who've been mesmerized by Star Wars. So we asked him to pinpoint why this pop culture made such a deep impact on him.
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Waiting for a summer blockbuster
Wednesday, 08/15/07
It's the middle of the week and you might be thinking ahead to your weekend. Maybe you'll check out what's playing at the local movie theater. Maybe you're waiting for the next blockbuster. We know one film buff who is. VPR's Tim Johnson is already thinking about the movie he'll see next summer.
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In search of audience etiquette
Tuesday, 06/30/09
By Tim Johnson
As we enter the summer theater season here in Vermont, VPR's Tim Johnson is finding it harder and harder to find a quiet place to watch anything.
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