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Sunday, September 24, 2017
Had your fill of winter already? Visit Hawaii with Free Press Columnist Tom Sadowski as he wanders those Pacific tropical isles in search of ... well, take a look and see. . . .
  • My telephone rings. I answer, “Hello.” Sometimes I do not say hello because I have come to believe that saying hello triggers responses from automatic dialers known as robocallers and I would rather listen to the silence of a robot . . .
  • To assuage my fear that “Talk Like a Pirate Day” may fall into obscurity, I am hereby reminding everyone to be prepared for September 19th, the official International Talk Like a Pirate Day. For the last few years Krispy Kreme, a major . . .
  • A hospital worker from Chicopee, Massachusetts, recently won $758.7 million playing Powerball. But let’s be real and accurate: if you deduct her $2 up-front ticket cost she only won $758,699,998. This was the largest jackpot ever . . .
  • You might rightly accuse me of not having tried enough oysters as I have never had a good one. My experience is limited to eating a half dozen oysters over the last twenty years. I will on rare occasion try one but . . .
  • It seems that I only get asked to write letters of recommendation for people who have trouble taking out the trash and then finding their way back to work on the same day
  • Chasing Down the Great American Eclipse of 2017
    Apparently, planning a trip where the ultimate goal is to intersect with the Great American Eclipse along its very narrow “path of totality” requires a bit more planning than getting into the car with a valid credit card and a can of Pringles to munch on along the way
  • Just Saying . . . Don’t Look Now! The Total Solar Eclipse Is Coming.
    As you already know, a total solar eclipse is coming August 21, 2017 — but not to your neighborhood if you live in Maine, as I do. Our turn to have a backyard total eclipse happened on July 20, 1963, when the moon cast its shadow . . .
  • As you may already know, I shy away from writing about political folderol. Perhaps it’s because I have been just as bewildered as you, staying up late and reading all I can, trying to make sense of the shenanigans playing out in our nation’s . . .
  • Still groggy at the breakfast table, I looked up from my coffee. There she was: too close for me to focus on and looking me straight in my good eye. I saw her lips move and then I heard the words “I got a hankering to go to the Pittston Fair.” . . .
  • Of course all of you know that Parents’ Day this year was observed on Sunday, July 23rd. How many of you received or sent cards? Uh huh. I thought so. That’s okay. The cards are pretty lame. They have clever sentimental sayings like . . .
  • If you remember, last week we addressed the importance of writing your own obituary. If you’re having trouble remembering, maybe it’s time to double down and get that autobituary written before you can’t remember other things . . .
  • One of the first things we do at the Association of Formerly Interesting Men’s annual conclave is to review obituaries that any members have written about themselves. We believe it is important to write your own obituary . . .
  • It’s that time of year when high school commencement and graduation celebrations are winding down and I reflect back on my own experience that bothers me to this day. As a freshman in high school I attended an . . .
  • Two weeks ago I expounded on the differences between city and rural driving after having spent ten days living in the heart and a little bit in the kidney of Portland, Maine. It’s a small city but 30 times bigger than the shire where I’ve spent . . .
  • Things are getting really draconian at my house. If I am caught upstairs in the bedroom with my pants and shoes, I will get three demerits. Depending how involved I have been in woods work, I may not be allowed upstairs wearing . . .
  • I’m not unfamiliar with big cities: I grew up in Detroit, spent time in Los Angeles, got cheated by a cab driver in Chicago, nearly bought a house in Seattle and spent years in Anchorage, which people don’t consider a big city because . . .
  • In the spirit of leaving no stone unturned, which is my habit after beating a dead horse, here is the last installment of my marathon three-part auction series where we will review some actual auctions for their notability, oddity . . .
  • Last week we looked at how easy it was to get a sub-prime loan during the house financing bubble just by having your wife raise her hand at an auction. This week let’s look at the premise of an auction where the assumptions of . . .
  • If you are married, like my wife tells me I am, you always learn new and surprising things about your spouse that keep things interesting. For example, I did not know my wife was enthralled by auctions. . . .
  • Occasionally I catch an up-close view at my computer keyboard and decide that it’s time for a cleaning. This usually happens when I wake up, head on my desk with my eyeballs just inches away from the . . .
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