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  • When the Winners Lose

    When the winners lose I’ve been taking an inventory of how our lives might have been different if Al Gore had won the presidency instead of George W. Bush. It’s on my mind because Al Gore was the last presidential …

    Posted: December 1st 2016 @6:06 PM
     
  • Thrill Me is … Thrilling!

    Take two smart trust-fund boys, add a sprinkling of obsession and a dose of ego, and you have the first thrill-kill of the 20th century, the murder of a 14-year-old boy in Chicago in 1924 by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb. …

    Posted: October 27th 2015 @6:55 PM
     
  • September 11th 2015

      I had a wedding to cater in October of 2001. I assumed like most celebrations planned in the early fall of 2001 in New York City, they might cancel or postpone. Who wanted to celebrate anything after that terrible …

    Posted: September 11th 2015 @8:49 PM
     
  • Phoebe is Coming!

    … Phoebe Légère, that is. One of my favorite artists—and favorite people ever! Check out her appearance at the end of the month in Orleans… that’s Sunday, 30 August 2015, 19:30, you must call or email for directions 508-255-3864. PHOEBE …

    Posted: August 20th 2015 @2:33 PM
     
  • Housesitting Mystery Perfect Beach Reading

    It’s an interesting way to spend one’s retirement, but Truxton (“My parents named me after a highway sign”) Lewis, a retired NYPD detective captain, is able to spend his time traveling by … housesitting. He gets to stay places for …

    Posted: July 27th 2015 @2:27 PM
     
  • “X” Marks the Spot for Great Reading

      It’s Book #24 in a series about a private investigator. Think about that for a moment. 24 books. 24 stories, all following the likeable Kinsey Milhone as she lives her life, finds and loses love, and—oh, yes—solves mysteries. Honestly, …

    Posted: July 4th 2015 @2:05 PM
     
  • The Rock and Roll Pride Ride and the Tomboy Queen

      I was the queen of the TOMBOYS. I remember rough housing on the school play ground in the 1st and 2nd grade with the boys, playing in the dirt with TONKA trucks, trading horror comic books for models of …

    Posted: June 28th 2015 @8:22 AM
     
  • Drawing-Room Drama… With Some Clever Twists

    The story of a woman chafing at her traditional roles as wife and mother—and ultimately breaking free from them—may feel old-hat to those living in a post-1970s world, but when Norwegian playwright Henrick Ibsen wrote A Doll’s House in a …

    Posted: June 20th 2015 @2:04 PM
     
  • Captured 1614

    The Mayflower arrived in what is now known as Provincetown Harbor in (according to the European calendar) November of 1620. But the happy fictional images of the first Thanksgiving were not the first encounter between the Native population and the …

    Posted: June 1st 2015 @8:34 AM
     
  • Paul Wisotzky

    He is himself a potter, but Paul Wisotzky doesn’t talk much about his own art. Instead, it’s the work of the other artists at his gallery—the Blue Gallery on Commercial Street in Provincetown—that captivates him. And it’s easy to see …

    Posted: May 28th 2015 @7:20 AM