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This is the story of the tomato caper, a mystery that was only solved after we were awakened at close to midnight Tuesday. Ollie set up such a racket that my first thought was to secure the house and call 911, for surely we had come under attack. He was more
It's better to give than to receive. I remember hearing that saying as a child and wondering what people were thinking. Had they not had the joy of birthday and Christmas presents? Had their parents not insisted, as my parents did, that my sister and I more
Fall comes in bright colors, blowing leaves and morning frost. There was none of that this weekend where “dreary” was the word to describe the weather, yet there was an invigorating change in … more
It pays not to know how much gas is in your tank. Really, there's a lot to be said for uncertainty. I've been living with it ever since the gas gauge on my 1962 356 Porsche, which I've owned since 1965, broke some 25 years ago. Of course, the Germans more
Editor's note: Today's commentary, originally published by Columnist Herb Weiss in the 2006 issue of Senior Digest and later republished in his book, Taking Charge: Collected Stories on Aging Boldly, is dedicated to Leo Lebrun, Carl Otto and Eugene (all more
I've always had a fascination with fish. It's not that I like eating them, because I don't. Rather, my interest is in the variety of species, habitats, and their role in the ecosystem. Some of them do amazing things, as I learned when I had an aquarium more
By the time of the publication of this editorial, the election will be over and the 45th president of the United States will have been chosen. Whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will take the oath on Jan. 20 next year, the next president will be more
In an election where the majority of voters will vote against someone rather than for someone, perhaps it is time to consider the two minor party candidates. If the idyllic casting of a citizen’s … more
I know instructions can be tedious, so I attempted to make them as intriguing as possible. “Now, what do you think this piece is called?” Sydney and her twin sister, Alex, chimed … more
I couldn't resist shelving my plan once I was aboard. Actually, as I used the paddleboard to get out to the mooring, I was thinking that conditions merited more than cleaning the bottom of the boat. The wind was from the southwest at 10 to 15 knots; the more
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