Wednesday, May 27, 2020

MEMORIAL DAY gives us a long weekend and marks the beginning of summer, but I remember back in my Boy Scout youth attending a service at a military cemetery and listening to a chaplain talk about men who willingly gave their lives for their country, and heard taps played by a bugler in the d…

Monday, May 25, 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

JENNY cut my hair yesterday out on the balcony in the sun and she kept laughing as she did, which doesn’t instill confidence to hear your haircutter laugh, but at least the hair stays out of my eyes and the worst part (she says) is in back, and we’re in isolation so who cares, and at my age …

Sunday, May 17, 2020
Friday, May 15, 2020
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

UNDER fire for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump, his campaign and his party are moving to lay blame for the 80,000 U.S. dead at the feet of the Communist Party of China and, by extension, its longtime General Secretary, President Xi Jinping.

I MARRIED a perfectionist and am glad for it especially during this pandemonium or pandora or veranda or whatever it is we’re going through these days, even my dream life is clearer, more detailed than in normal times, which now are only a memory, those evenings when we ate dinner in a crowd…

Sunday, May 10, 2020
Friday, May 08, 2020

SPRING is here at last in our northern latitude and that is the news that transcends all other news. It arrived Sunday and we observed it by enjoying our first outdoor meal on our New York balcony, sitting in the shade of a potted tree, with two vegan-leaning friends and in their honor there…

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Jack and Andrea Carnevale wrote a compelling piece for our New Hampshire Voices page last Thursday. The headline summed it up nicely: “A lifetime of hard work is at stake.”

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of unavoidable problems. The government shouldn’t add more.

Manchester’s superintendent of schools might want to pay more attention to his p’s and q’s and less to making wild political pronouncements.

While Gov. Chris Sununu continues to do a commendable job overseeing New Hampshire’s response to COVID-19, his team needs to set and share with the public more specific milestones as to what will be considered success.

“Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.”