Did Joan Baez ever have a minimum-wage job?

One doesn’t matter so much but it still bugs me. The other one does matter. It bugs me, too. A week ago this past Tuesday...

Is it Watergate? Is it Whitewater? Is it déja vu?

Raise your hand if you were alive between June of 1972 and August of 1974. I’ve got five digits in the air. I know I’m...

A digital native points the way for the wary visitor

I have three children. One lives about 10 hours’ drive away, one lives 35 minutes’ drive away, and the other one has boomeranged and...

A horsetail of a different color

Learning about an interesting plant, especially one that generally gets identified as a weed — and an aggressively invasive one — provides a constant...

Reel-to-reel memories of Vietnam

One day while trying to communicate with my grandson, I asked him to remove the earpiece connected to his MP3 player. I put it...

A steaming bowl of Christmas carp?

There are Christmasy things that ring with tradition but may not be the “gotta-have gift” or “go to” seasonal event. Some are best left...

Dear FAA: Please define ‘landing’

I saw an article the other day which described a small aircraft conducting an emergency landing on a Long Island Beach (That’s Long Island,...

When is it over? Let’s keep going just a little bit...

Watching basketball this weekend reminded me of this bit of dialogue from the 1978 movie “Animal House.” To set it up, the boys in...

Expectation escalation episode

At Angelkeep the concept of retirement and the golden years emanated around the desire to spend ample amounts of “do-little-time” on the patio. Snoozing...

On becoming somewhat of an internet sensation

Click here to see our lightsaber duel. When I agreed to have a Star Wars-inspired lightsaber duel with my new husband at our wedding reception this...