August 27, 2014
You never know how much stuff you have until you have to move it. You really never know how much someone else has until you have to move it.
August 13, 2014
So far this has been the year of the big holiday blow off. Circumstance has led me to hold off on, if not completely ignore, almost all major holiday celebrations. There hasn't been anything negative at work. I haven't been depressed. There hasn't been some sort...
July 30, 2014
I live on the Connecticut shoreline and have been here for many years. In fact, I've been here for most of my adult life. Sometimes when the mid-summer sunset glows orange and I'm gnawing on a lobster roll, I think that there isn't a better place to live in the...
July 16, 2014
My niece is singing a song that she finds annoying. "It's from this commercial," she explains. "And I hate it!"
July 2, 2014
There's nothing better than pulling something off with a dash of the unexpected.
June 18, 2014
Block Island might be the only place where you can get mugged by a llama. It's definitely the only place where you can get mugged by a llama and be okay with it. Everything is okay on Block Island.
June 4, 2014
The Yellow BluesCan I coin a new word? Last winter we all couldn't stop talking about the polar vortex. Now we're in the midst of a pollenpocolypse. Has some weather person already made this word up? Everything is blooming at...
May 21, 2014
It's morning. I'm up far earlier than I should be. My bladder and my cat Wolfgang are to blame. They set each other off, nagging at me until I can no longer ignore them. What is that noise, I'm thinking as I get out of bed. Why is that noise?...
May 7, 2014
Shoreline TruthsWhen I was a child I wasn't allowed to say the name of a certain friend of my parents. He was a nice guy, but he was a "talker." It was easier to get your leg out of a bear trap than to get out of a conversation with him. My...
April 23, 2014
One dreary early spring day I get a Facebook friend request from someone I don't know. I click on her profile and check out her pictures. There are ones of children I've never seen before, but when I see a snap of her mother, I know instantly. This was a girl...
April 9, 2014
It's spring, when all thoughts turn to...everything. I think this is my problem. I know I'm not alone, either. There are the three questions that keep coming up. If I'm not thinking one of them, someone is asking one of them out loud within my earshot.
March 26, 2014
Steering Out of the SkidThere are crocuses blooming by the back of the house. Finally.I managed to steer into the skid of winter because there was no way to avoid it. Like tires slipping on a patch of black ice, we were all...
March 12, 2014
In my previous column I told how three rings of mine brought me only 64 smackers at a local gold-buying shop. One ring had what's called a "melee" diamond, which is not of much worth. I also told how Neutron suggested we go to a local casino and turn our...
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