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  • Imagine

    Posted: February 1st 2017 @9:28 PM

    Imagine “Walk a mile in my shoes.” You’ve heard that expression before. But what if we really did that? Just for one day. Just for one hour. Just for one moment. What if we could truly imagine what it felt …

     
  • This is What Democracy Looks Like

    Posted: January 23rd 2017 @8:03 PM

      We knew it would be big; perhaps the biggest march of our lives. I got loads of advice. “Don’t carry a bag!” “Only bring what you can afford to lose.” “Write your emergency contact info on your arm with …

     
  • When the Winners Lose

    Posted: December 1st 2016 @6:06 PM

    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 …

     
  • Thrill Me is … Thrilling!

    Posted: October 27th 2015 @6:55 PM

    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. …

     
  • September 11th 2015

    Posted: September 11th 2015 @8:49 PM

      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 …

     
  • Phoebe is Coming!

    Posted: August 20th 2015 @2:33 PM

    … 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 …

     
  • Housesitting Mystery Perfect Beach Reading

    Posted: July 27th 2015 @2:27 PM

    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 …

     
  • “X” Marks the Spot for Great Reading

    Posted: July 4th 2015 @2:05 PM

      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, …

     
  • The Rock and Roll Pride Ride and the Tomboy Queen

    Posted: June 28th 2015 @8:22 AM

      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 …

     
  • Fischer Christmas Doll's House Harbor

    Drawing-Room Drama… With Some Clever Twists

    Posted: June 20th 2015 @2:04 PM

    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 …