In My Humble Opinion
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Am I the only one who lies awake in the pre-dawn hours, fidgeting, worrying, tossing and turning? These days, I have more questions than answers and I’m upset more often than not. I’m … more
Three years ago today, I sat on the edge of my bed at five o’clock in the morning gasping for air, unable to breathe, absolutely sure that I was about to die. Seriously, I did not think I would … more
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It snowed the day before Halloween and it’s snowing now. Not a lot, of course, but the light dusting serves as a reminder of things to come: snow, ice and bitter cold await. How much of each … more
They say that “timing is everything.” I’m unsure who “they” are, and even though I made a somewhat feeble attempt to find the answer to that burning question, I came up … more
For those of you who’ve read my column before, you’re probably aware that I write about my mother a lot. And for those who’ve turned the page until now? Fair warning: I write about … more
And by “it” I mean ventured out into the world, which is still a little bit scary—and a little bit spooky, just in time for Halloween. Suddenly and without warning, last … more
For something completely different, I’m feeling slightly pensive, a little wistful—maybe even downright maudlin. But it’s temporary (I hope) and has a name. Autumn. To the best of … more
Here’s the thing: I’m of a certain age. When I was a kid, there were no cell phones, there was no internet and we only had three channels on the TV—which was “strictly … more
When I wrote “Passover for Dummies” in the spring of 2019, I had no idea how little I knew about the holiday. Of course, I considered myself an expert on all things Jewish. After all, I … more
Well, it finally happened. I’ve run out of words. Like most cataclysmic events, it happened suddenly and without warning. At this time last year, I was out and about, being the ubiquitous and … more
As a general rule, I like to think that I have my finger on the pulse of the arts and leisure world in the Upper Delaware River region, but with the planet having tilted on its axis of late, … more
And just like that, summer draws to a close. Oh, sure, officially it ain’t over until September 22, but we in the Upper Delaware River region know it’s all downhill from here. And by … more
“You say that like it’s a bad thing,” a female friend from California chided when informed that I had no fewer than four singers, all women, on my calendar of events list last week. … more
Well, you can physically go there, but when I looked up the meaning of that expression on the internet, my search revealed this observation: “You can’t truly go back to a place you once … more
It’s not simply a question—it’s a song. And it fits my mood today: that of a weary traveler on the road of life, wandering, wondering… is that all there is? The song, written … more
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Regardless of what you might think, the war against COVID-19 isn’t over and I’m begging you: Please, please… put a mask on. Being in self-quarantine has been difficult, and how you … more
Let’s face it: I’m just a dog. Well, maybe not JUST a dog (HE says I’m “special”), but a dog nonetheless. I mean, sure, I went to school when I was a puppy and learned … more
Let’s face it: I’m just a dog. Well, maybe not JUST a dog (HE says I’m “special”), but a dog nonetheless. I mean, sure, I went to school when I was a puppy and learned … more
I’m having one of those “the more things change, the more they stay the same” moments. Like most of us, I’ve been sequestered at home; working, but alone. Little by little … more
We’ve all heard that expression, and I dare say it often rings true, but perhaps even more so now in these topsy-turvy (you may quote me) times. As businesses both large and small begin to … more
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