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Since 1960, televised presidential debates have brought to fore images of competitors for the crown in their best light and in their worst. For those of us obsessed with politics and history, we have seen every moment in these television debates as they more
Most of us of Christian faith believed in the light, magical Santa Claus. My realization that there was no Santa happened on the day before Easter when I was seven years old. Friends and I were playing hide and seek in our house, and my hiding space of more
Have you ever sat on a warm radiator? It can be heavenly when the wind is screaming and rain is ticking on the windowpane. Ollie looked at me imploringly, like I could somehow share that blissful moment. He was wet from his evening pit stop, the one that more
We Americans are so beleaguered by this campaign season that we are baffled as to what any of these two major party candidates or the two minor party candidates might do if elected. Recent weeks have concentrated the public's attention on GOP nominee more
I’m not a golfer, and those who have talked me into playing with them usually regret the experience. Perhaps they gain some satisfaction from watching me crisscross a fairway leaving chunks of … more
In this seemingly never-ending, malingering election season, most Americans are breathing a sigh of relief that this winter of our political discontent is finally over. Whether their preferred candidate prevailed or not, it is fair to say that we more
In the last two weeks, we have witnessed both the vice presidential debate and the second presidential debate. The after effects of these forums were not a clearer understanding of the issues, nor an … more
Whoever thinks dreaming is a uniquely human experience should get to know Ollie. I've caught him staring off into the distant nowhere. Initially, I thought he was catching the scent of some critter, processing and deciphering it like a chemist would more
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling emerged from his self-imposed witness protection program this past week and appeared on WPRO radio's John DePetro program. He spent three hours fielding questions from the host and listeners. Thematically, the more
This is the story of the tomato caper, a mystery that was only solved after we were awakened at close to midnight Tuesday. Ollie set up such a racket that my first thought was to secure the house and call 911, for surely we had come under attack. He was more
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