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Between the Lines
Norma Jean DeVico of Bridge Communications in Titusville responded to
Richard K. Rein’s December 1 column, in which he pondered the
hypothetical question of which sense mattered most to him: seeing or
hearing. DeVico, who uses the byline NJ DeVico, says she often plays
the "What if …" game with friends. "I present two improbable
scenarios and ask which they’d choose. The losing-sight-or-sound
question makes everyone – musicians and artists alike – squirm."
"Your column," she wrote, "reminded me of an article I wrote for the
Pennington Post when I was in Tuscany this summer. For once, I paid
attention to the sounds in addition to the landscape." She enclosed
her article, which included the following passage:
"Just like where I live in Titusville, it’s beautiful. But it’s the
sounds that give me the feeling I’m not in Jersey any more.
"The bird sounds are different. Those that survive, that is. It’s
hunting season, so during the weekend I hear hunters shooting at tiny
birds and wild boar. There’s a constant buzz of some unidentifiable
insect at the edge of my consciousness. I hear chestnuts hitting
drying leaves on the way to making a thud when they hit the ground or
a twang when they hit the corrugated sheet-metal roof of a barn. Cars
sound their Italian horns as they approach a mountain curve; the
streets are wide enough to accommodate 1.9 car widths. The church
bells ring every hour to announce weddings. Walking past a bar you can
sometimes hear the clank of heavy ceramic coffee cups and the whoosh
of the cappuccino machine.
"I usually don’t bring a camera. This time I did. Next time I’m
thinking of bringing a tape recorder."
Thank you, NJ DeVico, for that audio glimpse of Tuscany.
Mary R. Marrone-Polo, president of the Mercer Chapter of the
International Association of Administrative Professionals, wrote to
correct some out-of-date pages on the U.S. 1’s website,
www.princetoninfo.com. Marrone-Polo, who is also an executive
assistant at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on College Road,
objected to two old listings.
We responded that we would not remove a webpage. Since 1998 every news
article and listing published in U.S. 1 Newspaper has also been
published on the website, and it remains there in perpetuity. It is up
to the reader to figure out that an entry has probably changed – we
date every page. But we can update our Business Directory as follows:
International Association of Administrative Professionals, 37 Miles
Avenue, Hamilton 08610. Mary Marrone-Polo, president. 609-627-5915;
fax, 609-514-5486. Www.orgsites.com/nj/mercer-iaap. Meetings on second
Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Tiffany’s Family Dining (formerly Scoozi’s),
Route 33, Mercerville, September through June, $20.
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