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Carol calls it the “raw egg” look. I tend to think of Pavlov and wonder if the dogs he used for experiments are Ollie’s descendants. The “raw egg” is a fitting description, for when … more
I’ve always been fascinated by fireworks but never understood the obsession some people have with them. Don’t misunderstand me. I suppose like most kids, our hometown Fourth of July fireworks … more
IS THE U.S. EXCEPTIONAL? President Obama, in his address to the nation last week on the Syrian chemical weapons issue, told us that our foreign policies - to include the willingness to use military … more
The cool morning air wafted through the open windows. It was still dark, but the birds were awakening. The chorus started with distant crowing, a call that brought a response from deep in the woods. … more
Sometimes it pays off not to know too much. That was the case Sunday, although I was sprayed for my over confidence and could have left my 96-year-old father and Marge, his companion, in an untenable … more
If only silliness could be prescribed, and just imagine how it might work. After listening to a description of aches and pains and a list of tribulations, the doc, with an air of concern and … more
The Bay was flat, calmer than it had been in weeks. The sky was brightening. It was going to be a beautiful morning. Carol was asleep. Ollie was curled in a ball half on his bed and half on the … more
It was the accent that threw me. He looked old enough to be a Korean War veteran, but he sure didn’t sound like he grew up in this country. Mike O’Sullivan gave a broad smile. He must have … more
ADDRESSING GRADUATING CLASS: CCRI President Ed …
The voice message from Edna O’Neill Matteson was brief. “I thought you would want to know, Edward Liston has died.” I have known Edna, director of facilities at the Community College of … more
Sometimes the least expected guests are the most welcome. It happened Sunday, soon after hanging up from a call from Kathy Herr in Montana. Kathy wanted to know how we were and exchange news. … more
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