CANAL BOATING HOLIDAYS – BY ELLIN CURLEY

I’m planning an exciting trip with another couple for next fall. It’s a boating holiday unique to England and parts of Europe, called canal boating. Everything about the English branch of this subculture is different from what most Americans think of when they think about boating. The boat used is called a narrowboat. It's like … Continue reading CANAL BOATING HOLIDAYS – BY ELLIN CURLEY

DAD WAS *MORE* THAN A CONTENDER – Garry Armstrong

A friend emailed me info about a popular boxer who just improved on his very impressive record. I had to admit knowing nothing about the prizefighter. I'm a self-proclaimed baseball maven but know nothing about professional boxing these days.   I'm not a fan. I don't get my jollies watching two people bashing out each other's … Continue reading DAD WAS *MORE* THAN A CONTENDER – Garry Armstrong

OF ALL THE GIN JOINTS IN TOWN … — Marilyn Armstrong

Last night, we watched Casablanca. Again. We've seen it on TV. We even watched it on the big screen in the movies. Last night, we watched it once more -- and it still has the best dialogue of any movie of its kind. There are other, more exciting movies, more thrilling movies, though I find … Continue reading OF ALL THE GIN JOINTS IN TOWN … — Marilyn Armstrong