1971 Edition, part two, by Rich Paschall We are glad to see you have returned to the “Admiral Halsey” gymnasium and auditorium for this week’s sock hop. “Maggie May” will be selling tickets if you did not get yours in… Read More ›
FOTD – September 19 – Rain Glorious Rain Of course, it doesn’t only rain on Wednesday. It also rains on Tuesday afternoons. It continues through all of Wednesday and finally quits sometime on Thursday. Or Friday. Or maybe it’s still raining…. Read More ›
Fandango’s Provocative Question #135: Abortion again There is absolutely no way I can even talk about this as if it doesn’t personally concern me, even though I’m at least 30 years past my time for worrying about pregnancy. I still remember… Read More ›
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a… Read More ›
FOTD – September 17 – Chrysanthemum Buds It has not bloomed yet, but it has been gray and rainy all week. If the sun comes out, I think we might yet have some very serious maroon and red Chrysanthemums.
CBWC: Patterns Mostly, it’s architecture that form patterns for me, but sometimes trees and even flowers can do it too.
FOTD – September 15 — Garden Flowers Of all the horrible things my body has done to me during the past 15 or is it now 16? years, this week has been the pits. Not only did I have an… Read More ›
Welcome to Share Your World! I was outside yesterday cleaning the deck, making sure the birds had enough food to make it through dinner when I noticed the leaves on the aspen trees are turning bright yellow. They are always… Read More ›
A Photo a Week Challenge: Gates and Fences Wherever I go, I always find myself taking pictures of gates and fences. Some people are into doors, but I guess I like doors on the outside!
In the early 1990s, Garry did a feature about Alfred Eisenstadt and Lois Maillou Jones, both of whom lived on the Vineyard and had been given Presidential Medals of Honor for their work. We became friends with both artists. Eisenstadt was… Read More ›
1971 Edition, part one, by Rich Paschall In 1971 you may have been reading The Pentagon Papers. You would have learned the government was actually lying to us. Richard Nixon, a Republican, was President. It made an unpopular war even… Read More ›
As usual, by today most of the pain from the fibro was gone, but I was exhausted. Even the idea of writing something new was beyond me. Tomorrow I’ll be kind of normal. A few days ago, everything started to… Read More ›
The Old Ball Team, by Rich Paschall When they started the monthly get-together it was almost 15 years earlier. There were a dozen of them then, and two of the “boys” had already retired. They had all known each other… Read More ›
Northumberland is positively dripping with medieval history, and every period of the thousand years following the departure of the Romans around 410 AD has left its mark on the land. Some of these historical legacies, however, are far less obvious…
I just finished reading the definitive biography of legendary film director, John Ford. It’s a wonderful read by Scott Eyman who specializes in biographies of Hollywood legends. “Pappy” Ford, of course, was the master of western films — from the… Read More ›
The phone rang. The caller ID flashed, showing one of Boston’s two major newspapers. I figured it was the sales department. I handed the phone to Marilyn. I heard Marilyn respond “yes” several times and was puzzled. We didn’t need… Read More ›
FLASHBACK FRIDAY ON SATURDAY: WE ARE SHABBY, BUT ARE WE CHIC? As time marches on, one of the things we say is “they don’t make’em like they used to.” This refers to pretty much everything, including things they didn’t make… Read More ›