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 […]

Wall to wall

    American opinion seems divided on the necessity of building a wall on the southern border of our country. I tried to decipher the opinion polls. I wanted to know where the majority of people stood on the subject, but polls are tricky. The answer depends on which news service conducted the poll. The […]

Flat broke

     A Monday morning flat tire! What a wonderful way to start the week. I haven’t had a flat tire for years. I’ve forgotten what it’s like to change one. The spare tire hidden somewhere in the undercarriage of my 2008 SUV has never seen the light of day. The bolts were rusted on […]