In My Humble Opinion
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For those of you new to the area, have no fear. Art is alive and thriving here in the mountains. Granted, none of us have been visiting galleries recently, but they dot the landscape throughout the … more
Honestly, I don’t get it. I’m not sure if it’s generational, if I’ve become old and befuddled, or if I’m just plain stupid. Perhaps it’s a combination of all … more
Dear new neighbors: I’m guessing that winter was rough for many of you, having made the (possibly rash) decision to relocate from fill-in-the-blank to the Upper Delaware River region within the … more
I’m still trying to figure out what kind of dinosaur I am, but it’s increasingly clear that I’ve become one. Am I a T-Rex? I don’t think so. I may have a sharp tongue and … more
For something completely different, I’m having issues. This time, it’s my eyes, which is “serious, and nothing to fool around with” according to my ophthalmologist, as if I … more
“Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear. Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes—how do you measure, measure a year?” Those words were written and … more
I’ve heard that expression my entire life: in movies, in television commercials, in songs and even on Broadway. But I’ve always wondered where it originated. As is my wont, I navigated my … more
I was slightly nervous about going in for a COVID-19 test. Even though I had no reason to suspect that I might have contracted the dreaded virus, my doctor recommended it as “a matter of … more
These days, opening email is something I approach with caution. There are, of course, bills to pay and a never-ending assortment of online events to consider joining in on. Ranging from book clubs … more
It’s Monday, as I write this, and it’s snowing out there. I mean really, really snowing. Wasn’t it just last week that I was extolling the power of positive thinking and crowing … more
Thanks in part to my shrink, I’m kinda-sorta enjoying winter this year. “Dr. X” is constantly encouraging me to “embrace the situation, whatever the circumstance.” Since … more
I can’t recall exactly when I first heard the term “retail therapy,” but I do know who said it. It was my friend, Robin, who—along with her mother, Rosalie—owned a … more
Right now, that’s all I want to do, and in point of fact, that’s the plan, Stan. Believe it or not, when it comes to the content of this column, I always make a plan. I may not always … more
We’ve all heard it bandied about: “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight; red sky at morning, sailors take warning,” but is there any validity to the old proverb? According to … more
“The eyes are the mirror of the soul.” Up until today, I was under the impression that prolific playwright William Shakespeare had penned those words, but when I began fact-checking, I … more
Bah, Humbug. There, I said it. Contrary to popular belief, I’m not a very nice guy. C’mon now, don’t gasp, don’t shake your head, don’t start cryin’. If we all … more
I’m so befuddled. Between working from home and venturing out sporadically, I’ve lost all sense of time and place. The past week has been particularly confusing as I wandered about, … more
With what turned out to be a fairly weird Thanksgiving behind us, and what could easily be a bizarre Christmas and Kwanzaa ahead, here comes Hanukkah, hot on their heels. The Festival of Lights … more
That age-old excuse has existed since the first one-room schoolhouse was attended by the first student who had a mongrel at home to blame for not handing in his (or her) assignment on time. Of … more
Last weekend the nation’s health experts pleaded with Americans to stay home over the Thanksgiving holiday and forgo any plans to travel or celebrate at large family gatherings, even as … more
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