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During these long days of Covid one of the things that I have enjoyed most is walking my dogs. I often get to see my neighbors and have a brief chat. But often I see no one, and I find these long … more
It doesn't matter how many puppies you've raised. Each time the process starts over with a new one, you realize all over again that you're about to completely lose your mind. You will become a … more
Radio and TV host Rush Limbaugh, one of the leading voices of the conservative movement over the last 30 years, has died at the age of 70. Limbaugh died February 17 after a battle with advanced … more
Latin's a dead language/As dead as it could be. /It killed off all the Romans,/ and now it's killing me. Those of you who took Latin in high school or college have no doubt heard the poem above. … more
It's an unfamiliar feeling, being grateful for one's asthma. Year after year, my constricted airways have punished me with a propensity for minor colds to take up residence in my chest and turn … more
President Joe Biden used the third anniversary of the Parkland school shooting to announce divisive gun control legislation and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton answered the proposed legislation … more
We seem to be witnessing a new national appreciation for poetry since the marvelous Amanda Gorman has shared her work with us all at the Inauguration and at the Super Bowl. Ms. Gorman, a graduate … more
Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has informed teams that the season would start on time with a February 17 spring training report date and opening day on April 1. The commissioner's … more
Sliding one box flap over the other, I heaved a loud sigh of relief. Another pile of stuff on its way out of the house. Filled to the near bursting with bits and bobs of plastic, a half dozen … more
Got nobody to blame except Punxsutawney Phil. Somebody's got to get the blame this has been a winter of hell…the pandemic, cold weather which all the fuel companies love and now last week's … more
The word suicide is one we always dance around. We don't say it aloud, don't even list it in obituaries. It's a secret loaded down with shame, and those of us left behind carry both on our … more
“No one joins a cult,” said Mark Vicente, documentary filmmaker and former member of Nxivm, a cult based in Albany, NY. Vicente made this comment in “The Vow”, the nine-part HBO documentary … more
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