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Ever wonder how an item, a word, an expression, even the clouds on a clear sun-lit day can serve as a key to unlock memories? They’re triggers. You find yourself thinking, “I’ve seen this … more
This was too good to be true – a bevy of bikini-clad women cheering me, as if I had won a gold medal in beach volleyball. Bevy? Well, two, which is technically a brace of beauties. But they were on … more
Carol calls it the “raw egg” look. I tend to think of Pavlov and wonder if the dogs he used for experiments are Ollie’s descendants. The “raw egg” is a fitting description, for when … more
I’ve always been fascinated by fireworks but never understood the obsession some people have with them. Don’t misunderstand me. I suppose like most kids, our hometown Fourth of July fireworks … more
IS THE U.S. EXCEPTIONAL? President Obama, in his address to the nation last week on the Syrian chemical weapons issue, told us that our foreign policies - to include the willingness to use military … more
Sometimes it pays off not to know too much. That was the case Sunday, although I was sprayed for my over confidence and could have left my 96-year-old father and Marge, his companion, in an untenable … more
If only silliness could be prescribed, and just imagine how it might work. After listening to a description of aches and pains and a list of tribulations, the doc, with an air of concern and … more
Fairness and blackberries are important. Carol reminded me of this when she returned from walking Ollie at Confreda fields. “Look,” she said with an air of triumph holding up a small glass … more
ADDRESSING GRADUATING CLASS: CCRI President Ed …
The voice message from Edna O’Neill Matteson was brief. “I thought you would want to know, Edward Liston has died.” I have known Edna, director of facilities at the Community College of … more
Winning is wonderful, but coming in last place isn’t that bad. I wouldn’t have thought that until I raced in the J-30 North Americans Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The J-30 is a sailboat that … more
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