A purr-fect idea: A bureaucratic diaspora

My reaction might not have been typical. I saw that photo of employees turning their backs on...

One very good reason for my leave of absence

I thought I would take the opportunity in one of my regular weekly column spaces to explain...

Life’s a series of games. It’s right there on the television

Game night, anyone? American television is saying yes, over and over again.

Saturday’s Sub: It’s not bragging when you’re just stating the facts

Late May and early June is a busy time around the N-B. Even for “retired” guys. On...

Krispy Kreme is out to get us all

In what might be the clearest evidence yet of their continued efforts to bring about the end...

Curmudgeon’s conundrum continuance

A curmudgeon’s conundrum continuance comprises three c’s with no finishing “I see.” Take for...

Hey, America! We need another baby boom!

America’s declining birthrate has given me pause.  According to the Centers for Disease Control...

Hi. I’m Dave. I’m on medicine, when I remember to take it.

When did this all get so complicated? It took me three times — three...

Saturday’s Sub: The things that get stuck in your mind

You know how some things get stuck in your mind? The 75th anniversary of D-Day has done...

Vacations ain’t what they used to be

It wasn’t so long ago I went on vacation to check-out from my work-a-day life and enjoy...