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John April 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
CJ September 24, 2013 at 12:53 pm
I used to do competitive surfing (not here, lol) and once got separated from my surfboard. It was aRead More time before the wide use of tethers that you see today. Murphy's Law almost killed me. I simultaneously, ''and'' coincidentally, was caught in a rip about 40 years ago, so I now heed these warnings and know how to look for them. Respect Mother Nature. This was one of about a half dozen times in my life that Mother Nature tried to kill me. I realized at that time, that I actually was not as strong and good of a swimmer that I had always thought I was. Getting caught in a rip is a bad time to learn this. Thankfully, I had basic info on how to swim out of them. More recent advice on how to survive these is not simply to swim parallel to the shore until you get out of the current....but actually more of ''an angle''...such as a 45 degree angle towards the shore. This angle of attack while swimming back to water you can touch in could save you precious seconds before you get too tired to swim. The sooner you get back to where you can touch the bottom again...the better. Many people drown within mere seconds of being saved or being able to save themselves. At the time I was caught in that rip; during my swimming to get back to safe water....I can still remember the panic I felt as I realized how quickly I was getting weak and tired from swimming so hard. I was also dealing with high waves. I'll never know what would have happened if I had needed to swim another full minute. I was pretty whipped at the time I finally felt my toes touch again. You don't ever forget things like that, and I consider myself lucky to have not drowned that day.