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 […]

Coming to America

     My son Max has been living in Japan for the past year. He is a teacher at The Tokyo School of Music. I miss him every day, but I am happy he achieved his double dream of living in Japan and teaching music. When he told me he was planning to return to […]

Rear Window

     My recent medical malady made me feel like James Stewart in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1954 masterpiece Rear Window. Stewart’s character was confined to a wheelchair because of a broken leg. He was forced to watch the world pass by as he gazed out the window of his New York apartment. He entertained himself by […]