I was standing in line at a fast-food restaurant the other day, and I overheard a conversation between two high school boys.
When February’s Nielsen local television ratings were reported last week, the news director of distant second-place KVLY responded by insulting a huge segment of the local television news audience.
I grew up in a ragout of Roman Catholicism that was spiced with ethnicity.
The best thing that could happen to Democrats in the run-up to the 2016 election campaign is a Republican slate of Sarah Palin for president and Rand Paul for her running mate.
I’m dismissive of the “social media” phenomenon. Disdainful, really. I find it shallow, juvenile and without boundaries.
Some weeks the news tends to the peculiar. It can be depressing, uplifting, ironic or hypocritical (lots of that going around these days), but peculiar wraps ’em all in.
In last week’s column, I asked readers if they swam nude when they were kids, as I did at my hometown YMCA in New Britain, Conn. Well, they surely did.
Regular readers of The Forum’s Variety section couldn’t help but notice Wednesday’s feature by Sam Benshoof, “When it comes to gym locker rooms, is it rude to be nude?” Subhead: “Locker room etiquette: What to do and what not to do.”
I still write letters. Sometimes I put pen to paper or relearn typing on my ancient L.C. Smith manual.
One of my favorite authors, Jeffrey Lent, of Vermont, is completing a fifth novel that is expected to be in bookstores in the spring.
« previous next »