It is said – there’s debate whether it’s true – that upon his retirement President Eisenhower was asked if he had made any mistakes while in o…
There sits on my desk a little tchotchke, my share of the booty from my friend John Halley’s office Christmas distribution a few years ago. It…
There are now adults who have no real memory of the events of September 11, 2001.This shouldn’t be a surprise — that day is to 2020 as Pearl H…
There was outside work to be done, but it was so hot and humid that I was inside, reading about the death of the 24-year-old mostly peaceful a…
Why do they bother having political conventions at all anymore?
You’ve probably heard of, and maybe even own, what are known as “active noise-canceling headphones.”
The world’s response to a pandemic is this:
Last week we learned something fascinating and by my lights frightening.
If you’re going to be a comet, there are considerations beyond just surviving a trip around the sun. There are matters of timing and publicity…
Over the years this space has featured the occasional recipe, things I’ve thought readers would like. Based on the response, my estimation in …
Even our most threatening problems and hottest disagreements matter not a whit to the celestial expanse of which we’re a barely noticeable part.
Early the afternoon of July 8, 2010 – ten years ago today – I had my last cigarette.
It is July 1, so the first half of this miserable year is over.
It’s a national joke, but not for us. Thank goodness.
Many of us have cut the cable and embraced television delivered via the internet. Less attention is paid to streaming radio. That’s sad, becau…
A lot of small cities – Athens among them – owe much of their existence to local colleges and universities.
Here’s what might be some good news in a time when we could use it: the Asian ladybugs seem to have disappeared. Have you noticed this where you are?
We’re entering the annual period when it is hot and sticky every day, the possibility of a soaking thunderstorm always present. Must be time f…
One of the effects of our weird zombie spring has been the disordering of time.
People seem to be watching more television than usual, and I’m among them.
My friend Pat Murphy came here to sell his book. With luck, in a month he’ll be back home.
We’ve always been encouraged to be positive, but the word has taken on a whole new meaning lately.
Just under 10 years ago, the Verizon company sold its Ohio landline telephone business to a company called Frontier Communications.
It’s told as a joke, but the way it’s used, and will be used, isn’t funny at all.
Passover began last night. Today is Maundy Thursday in most of the Christian world.
Do you remember the derecho? If you were here at the time, you can’t have forgotten it.
My first little cough led to a kind of shudder, as it does nowadays.