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May 1, 2017 Pat's View: Hanging Shoes
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By Pat Cashman

A friend of mine was driving past a cemetery with his four-year old daughter one day---and noticed her looking closely at it. “Do you know what that place is?” the dad asked. “Oh sure, “she answered casually. “That’s where the dead guys live.”

Kids do seem to have an uncanny awareness of things most adults figure they wouldn’t have a clue about. That’s why I recently assembled a group of neighbor kids to get their take on the greatest of modern-day mysteries---one that probably began shortly after Alexander Graham Bell came up with his big invention. This is not about the telephone specifically---but the telephone wire. Not only did its invention make long- distance phone communication possible, but it also popularized the phrase: “Wire, wire; pants on fire.”

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But those wires are also repositories of sorts; repositories for a phenomenon so pervasive that I have tossed and turned over it for years. In fact, it is mostly sleeplessness that keeps me awake at night.

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