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Old and young, everybody loves the pageantry of the circus –although in this year’s presidential race we are witnessing a circus whose performers are sub-par. By the time of the publication of … more
In the 1996 film “Jerry Maguire,” Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rod Tidwell, played by Cuba Gooding Jr., repeatedly shouted into the phone the now iconic phrase “Show me the money!” His … more
Ollie has selective hearing. I know, you're going to say dogs really don't think beyond the moment, so saying they choose to hear only certain things and not others is stretching it. But Ollie understands perfectly well. It's not a matter of 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
This Memorial Day, many of us contemplated those who have fought and died for our freedoms. Whether the fallen were members of our families or the boy three doors down who we witnessed growing up playing in the neighborhood, we mourn the loss of these more
My niece’s two-year-old son, Wynn, squirmed in his mother lap. Clearly, breakfast was over, although he had only eaten two chunks of watermelon and a spoonful of cottage cheese. He was on to bigger … more
I couldn’t believe it was happening, and it seemed like I couldn’t do anything to stop it. This isn’t the sort of confession a newspaper reporter makes, but then it occurred to me readers … more
“They’re there,” Carol said excitedly. There was no missing the chirping. It was incessant, demanding, like a repetitive drum beat, only it didn’t have rhythm. There was no mistaking where … more
I've always had a fascination with fish. It's not that I like eating them, because I don't. Rather, my interest is in the variety of species, habitats, and their role in the ecosystem. Some of them do amazing things, as I learned when I had an aquarium more
The Teletype was king when I started reporting for the Hartford Times, the afternoon daily paper that like so many afternoon papers faded into the sunset. Even in the late 1960s the paper was … more
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