Going to the chapel

     I thought my wedding-attending days were over for awhile. I’ve reached an age where my children and their friends are all married (the ones that want to be), my grandchildren are too young for marriage, and everyone my age who wants to renew their vows has already done so. Imagine my surprise when […]

Correct me if I’m wrong

     Microsoft has launched new software to suggest politically correct edits when someone is writing. The giant US technology company has included the new feature in its latest version of Word, the omnipresent word processing software. The program will apply artificial intelligence to recommend changes to your writing in a way that does not […]

Here comes the rain again

    “Here comes the rain again / Falling on my head like a memory /Falling on my head like a new emotion…”      I once loved that 1984 song by the British duo Eurythmics featuring the soulful vocals of Annie Lennox. But that was before the song became the anthem for Boston’s spring […]

End game

     The premiere episode of the final season of HBO’s epic fantasy series Game of Thrones will likely be the most talked about television event in quite some time. For most fans, this show is the definition of Must-See TV. If you DVR Game of Thrones, expect spoilers to be revealed at the office […]

It’s a mad mad mad mad world

     Working for a newspaper helps keep me well informed. I like listening to the top news stories at the top of the hour to make sure I’m not missing anything. But the latest round of happenings in the world left my head spinning (and not in a good way). Last week’s breaking news […]

Holy Rollers

      I surprised my son with tickets to the women’s Boston Roller Derby competition at the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington. I thought a night at the roller derby would make a unique birthday present. (My son turned 32 years old , so I’m running out of gift ideas.) I also thought it would be […]

50 words for snow

     Winter, we hardly knew ye. And now it’s March and winter should be winding down, losing steam, whimpering out. Instead, thanks to the wacky weather pattern of 2019, winter seems like it’s only just begun.      There’s no doubt that our climate has changed. And it seems we New Englander’s have changed […]