2:00 PM Nov 24, 2015
It’s that week again: the one with the day to give thanks. In the Lebanon of my youth, “Thanksgiving” was pretty much a stand-alone event. Sure, the children knew Christmas was a month away. Yet, we weren’t chomping at the bit. Until my late teens, a month was a long time. I was worried about being good, because that old man up north was “making a list, checking it twice, trying to find out who’s been naughty or nice.”
2:00 PM Nov 17, 2015
SAN DIEGO — This past weekend in the Southwest corner desert, a bunch of old golfers once again closed out a year of golf.
4:00 PM Nov 10, 2015
I have several old Lebanon post cards from my grandparents treasure, but I saw one on Facebook last Thursday I had not seen before.
3:00 PM Nov 3, 2015
We live at the end of a cul de sac in an established development in the Southwest corner, and consequently do not have many trick-or-treaters here in the Southwest corner.
1:00 PM Oct 27, 2015
This past weekend, my nephew, Zack Jewell, a graphics whiz in Boston, posted a parody video of professional wrestling on his Facebook page.
4:00 PM Oct 20, 2015
If this story has been told here before, I apologize, but if it was here, it appeared a long time ago, and my filing system, such as it is, shows no mention.
3:00 PM Oct 13, 2015
I spent last week wondering what to write here.
6:00 PM Oct 6, 2015
As Maureen and I flew to San Francisco last Thursday, I considered writing about the upcoming “Hardly Strictly Bluegrass” Festival or expanding on earlier columns about Fred Russell.
4:00 PM Sep 29, 2015
I am not fond of Monday morning quarterbacks, nor do I ordinarily find it useful to think about “what might have been.”
2:00 PM Sep 22, 2015
POIPOU BEACH, KAUAI, HI — Maureen and I escaped the unusual hot, humid weather in the Southwest corner by flying to Kauai, as hot and humid and much wetter.
3:00 PM Sep 15, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Last week, the surprising heat and humidity in the Southwest corner reminded me no place is perfect when it comes to weather.
3:00 PM Sep 8, 2015
Recently during a recent golf round, I discussed a baseball play with friends.
2:00 PM Sep 1, 2015
Grandmother Willow and the “Cycle of Life” has been a thread running through these columns for at least eight years.
3:00 PM Aug 25, 2015
Saturday, Maureen and I participated in a special event in the Southwest corner.
2:00 PM Aug 18, 2015
This past weekend, Southwest corner weather came as close as it can to resembling weather back home and I recalled an August many years ago.
6:00 PM Aug 11, 2015
People my age have different opinions about today’s social media.
4:00 PM Aug 4, 2015
Saturday afternoon, my wife and I retreated to our courtyard with appetizers and cocktails.