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The Other Passenger by Louise Candlish (Atria). It’s not exactly psychological suspense, though there’s psychology involved, of course; in fact, most of the suspense consists of: what … more
This week’s column comes courtesy of the mom of one of my employees that had a nasty nature experience. Beware the white caterpillar. You see white caterpillars are beautiful, but within … more
Years before cell phones, email and Facebook, there was a simpler way to communicate your whereabouts to family and friends. Almost everywhere you traveled most resorts, amusement parks, … more
There truly is nothing better than sweet corn in the summer. I’ll never forget my sister having to have hers cut off the cob as kids because she was missing her two front teeth for what felt … more
This wouldn’t happen to too many people. It could only happen to me. Around 11:30 last night, I was watching TV and I heard thunder so I switched to the weather channel and sure enough we were … more
I’m in our local hardware store buying paint when I begin feeling lightheaded. Am I that excited about the color Greenmount Silk or just a Victorian lady about to have a fainting … more
  The King of Infinite Space by Lyndsay Faye (Putnam). Big contemporary…hm-m, murder mystery, for one thing; but then, theater novel, gay drama—and still more, by this column … more
Around this time of year I always crave a good pesto. It really works out well for me, since I have a jungle of basil growing on my back deck. I love serving it with crusty bread as a late night … more
I once heard a story about an old man, around seventy years of age, somewhere in the Mediterranean that was going to plant a tree in his yard. The tree he decided on was a Carob tree. His neighbor … more
Holding a fistful of envelopes containing my payments of monthly bills, I stood in line at the post office to buy some “Forever” stamps. As I waited for the person at the counter to … more
Reading has so many benefits, from increasing your knowledge and vocabulary, to improving your mental and physical health. If you do not have time to sit and read a physical book, according to … more
Four year-old Charley is not a dinosaur, dragon or tiger. Don’t even ask him to imitate one because if you do, as I did, he’ll politely look away with patience at first and a slight … more
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