My Favorite Monsters

     Tis the season for horror movies. Even though Halloween is over, there’s still time to enjoy some fear-filled flicks before the holiday movie onslaught begins. Here’s a list of my favorite fright films if you’re looking for something scary for a fall Friday night: Night of the Living Dead (1968): Hands down the […]

October, Half Over

     The subtle transition from summer into fall is finally complete. I know this because leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping and heavy sweatshirts and heavier jackets are replacing Hawaiian shirts and tank tops.      People spent most of the month winding down from their last hurrahs of summer. Unseasonably warm September temperatures […]

The Truth Is Out There

     Every subject I was going to write about this week was totally eclipsed by the political turmoil surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. This story was so big even President Trump’s daily faux pas were bumped from the headlines.      When I first learned of the allegations made against the […]

Crisis Management

     I left my North Andover newspaper office last Thursday afternoon thinking it was just another day. closer to the weekend. After the Merrimack Valley gas explosions, life was anything but ordinary.      I work an early shift so my day ends at 3:30 pm. I headed down Route 28 towards Planet Fitness […]

Friends and Family

     It’s Monday morning and I’m exhausted. I usually blame my blood pressure medication but today it’s something different. I spent the weekend partying. No, it’s not what you think. I spent the weekend attending social gatherings with family and friends. I had no rest once my weekend began.      On Saturday I […]

Batman is King

     A few weeks ago I made my annual pilgrimage to the Boston Comic Con. This comic book convention for fans and collectors has morphed into a meet-and-greet event for media celebrities. The new name, Fan Expo 2018, reflects how much this show has changed since its inception. Comic book and superhero culture has […]

Batman is King

     A few weeks ago I made my annual pilgrimage to the Boston Comic Con. This comic book convention for fans and collectors has morphed into a meet-and-greet event for media celebrities. The new name, Fan Expo 2018, reflects how much this show has changed since its inception. Comic book and superhero culture has […]