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Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling emerged from his self-imposed witness protection program this past week and appeared on WPRO radio's John DePetro program. He spent three hours fielding questions from the host and listeners. Thematically, the more
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
My niece’s two-year-old son, Wynn, squirmed in his mother lap. Clearly, breakfast was over, although he had only eaten two chunks of watermelon and a spoonful of cottage cheese. He was on to bigger … 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
“They’re there,” Carol said excitedly. There was no missing the chirping. It was incessant, demanding, like a repetitive drum beat, only it didn’t have rhythm. There was no mistaking where … 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
Have you had the feeling you're about to get stopped by a cop? It happened to me Friday on Route 88 in upstate New York. The four-lane highway cuts across rolling hills of farm and woodlands. It's a wide highway with a divider of fields dotted with 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
The Teletype was king when I started reporting for the Hartford Times, the afternoon daily paper that like so many afternoon papers faded into the sunset. Even in the late 1960s the paper was … more
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