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Three Minutes Of Deep, Dark December

December 10, 2014 A winter’s day, in a deep and dark December. As I write, I am listening to Simon and Garfunkel’s 1965 pseudo-superhero classic, “I am a Rock.” Its lyrics start out with that couple. more »»

Christmas Letters

December 7, 2014 It’s that time of year again and Christmas greetings will be going out from friends and relatives to other friends and relatives (if they haven’t already gone out), many through social and... more »»

Editor's Note

December 6, 2014 The best weekends I’ve had this year involved hitting the road to see our friends from college or having them come to us. We graduated from St. Bonaventure University three and a half years ago. more »»

A Lakewood Lens

December 6, 2014 I’ve written before about all the cool things being offered in this emerging “sharing economy,” and I thought I’d throw a few more into the mi. more »»

An Elegiac Tribute To Small-Antlered Bucks

December 3, 2014 “You can’t eat the horns.” I love this cliche. I have never, ever, in 59 years of hunting deer, shot a large-antlered buck, only deer with six-pronged or seven-pronged antler. more »»

Amazing Voices

November 30, 2014 In my years of watching television, going to movies and attending stage productions of plays, concerts, etc. more »»

Praise Must Be Justified

November 30, 2014 Praise. There are schools of thought that believe in doting out generous helpings of prais. more »»

Editor's Note

November 29, 2014 Once again this year, my family enjoyed our new, but popular, Thanksgiving tradition. No, it wasn’t shopping; I think that can wait a day at leas. more »»

A Lakewood Lens

November 29, 2014 My husband is a hunter. And since I’m a meat eater and believe that maintaining the deer population is a good thing, I’m a good hunter’s wife. more »»

Small-Town Stories Can Be Twisted, Not Hushed

November 26, 2014 I am still waiting to be bribed. Despite 50-some years of news writing, I have yet to be slipped the magical plain white envelope stuffed with crisp new bills. No, wait. more »»

What Does Having A Hero Mean?

November 23, 2014 Who is your hero? When I was a pre-adolescent I wanted to be like Mickey Mantle, the New York Yankees great home run hitter. I joined a throng of neighborhood boys for regular baseball game. more »»

Author Thankful For Many Things

November 23, 2014 This past year has delivered many things to my doorstep, some that weren’t so good, but many things that I am very grateful for, and what better time to reflect on those things, and all the people i... more »»

Remember To Give Thanks

November 23, 2014 Each year as Thanksgiving approaches I thank God for the people who came before me and made me what I am today. I sincerely believe that there are no accident. more »»

The Pet Pen

November 22, 2014 I was in Atlanta at the end of October for the Cat Writers’ Association conference and received a copy of a new Christmas DVD, “A Belle for Christmas,” presented by Anchor Bay Entertainment. more »»

Editor's Note

November 22, 2014 As Thanksgiving and Christmas draw near, emails pile into my inbox like snowflakes on the driveway. more »»

A Lakewood Lens

November 22, 2014 The truth is that when you drag the boxes up from the basement full of glass pumpkins and cloth napkins and the gravy server, you’re dragging up history. It’s your history. Your collective dus. more »»

Hometown History

November 21, 2014 A very recent donation reminds us that many of our readers will be thinking of and looking for recipes for the upcoming holiday season. A number of local cookbooks arrived with a few other items. more »»

Highlights And Happenings

November 20, 2014 This weekend, the success of the local arts community will be measured from a scale of zero to infinity. The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts program will hold its 16th birthday celebration at 7 p. more »»

The Butter, The Cup, The Can Opener: Home

November 19, 2014 Natalie got “sappy.” Getting “sappy” is her description for my ventures into sentimentality. more »»

Waiting For Tomorrow

November 16, 2014 I recall a day when I walked into one of the local watering holes I have frequented periodically in my day and saw a sign hanging on the wall with the advertisement, “Free Beer Tomorrow” on it. more »»



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