Bless the Beasts and the Children

     “Bless the beasts and the children…” I think it’s a Bible verse, although I’m not up to date on my memorization of scripture passages. I know it’s the theme song from a 1971 movie of the same name, sung by The Carpenters. The quote also has political significance today as illegal immigration continues […]

Graduation Days

     Congratulations to all of this year’s Stoneham High School graduates, class of 2018. Over the years, I have been blessed with many happy graduation memories of my own. I am one of those lucky people who vividly remembers events from my childhood like it was yesterday.      I still carry kindergarten graduation […]

Forest Lawn

     It’s a jungle out there. Oh wait, that’s just my front lawn. Thanks to the unusually cold and wet weekend weather we’ve experienced this spring, my annual struggle with my lawn mower began a month later than usual. I couldn’t put my yard work off any longer. It was time to enter my […]

Open Book

     Online Privacy – now there’s an oxymoron. Or maybe it’s just a myth. Apparently you can find out anything about anybody on the internet with a minimal amount of searching. Addresses, telephone numbers, ages, relatives – all of our information exists online and it’s readily available with the click of a button. Privacy […]

Under pressure

     It’s already the month of May and you know what that means. Warmer weather. Mother’s Day. Yard work. Memorial Day (further down the line). For me it means it’s time for a visit to my doctor’s office for my annual physical check up. Yay me.      I don’t know why my appointment […]

Casino Royale

     I wanted to do something special for my wife’s birthday this year. I thought an overnight trip to a Connecticut casino would be a nice mid-week surprise (and I had a Groupon for a great rate on a hotel room).      We packed a travel bag and began our journey to Foxwoods […]

Deja View

     Everything old is new again. And again and again and again. The current crop of TV show revivals makes me feel like I’m stuck in an endless time loop where nothing changes except the items advertised during the commercial breaks.      I looked forward to the return of one of my all […]