Well, I’ve finally accepted, after much wailing and gnashing of teeth, that despite my protestations, the holidays are, in fact, coming once again. I used to really love the holidays. Especially Thanksgiving. For as long as I could remember, my maternal family would meet at my grandparents’ house in Harrisburg, PA. It was a messy tableau of a scene with aunts, uncles, sisters, cousins, and significant others as far as the eye could see. In the later years, there were… Read more »

Last week was a particularly up and down kind of week. If I had to graph it, it would look like the cardiograph of a not-well person with some signs of steadiness broken up at irregular intervals by back to back high spikes and deep plunges. At the end of one of more trying days, my Aunt called me on my way home from work.  I took the long way home so I could have more time to talk before I… Read more »

  Playoff baseball is the best drama on television. These aren’t my words, they are words of my dear friend, Andy. But he’s right. The MLB playoffs do make for great TV drama. Unlike the regular season, which I watch fairly regularly, I love to watch the playoffs, especially when my team, the Boston Red Sox, is in the hunt. I’m what sport talk radio calls a “pink hat”. I am a casual watcher, root for the cutest players, go… Read more »