Byline: By WILLEM LANGE

It was late last night, cold and rainy. I’ve left one of my wife’s orange plastic garden pots upside down under the porch eaves. Its ponk-ponk...

I’ve often thought, over the years, that what humankind needs in order to realize its potential for cooperation is an extraterrestrial — or at...

With apologies to T.S. Eliot: Here I am, an old man in a muddy month, reading to a dog, waiting for the end of a plague.“We need to practice...

I’ve been to Hermit Lake many times over the years, yet only recently developed a sense of disorientation. I don’t recognize anything, except the...

Not too far north of us — about 650 miles as the raven flies — lie the three towns of Labrador City and Wabush, Newfoundland, and Fermont, Quebec...

The newspapers this past week recorded the filing for bankruptcy protection by the Boy Scouts of America. Even for those of us who’ve seen it...

Robert Frost, writing with, I presume, a fountain pen, is distracted by a tiny dot of a bug running across his page. He moves “to stop it with a...

Larry and Helen Whittaker’s house lies just north of the Arctic Circle at 67º49’N, 115º05’W, at the mouth of the Coppermine River. The dining room...

My paternal grandmother, before she married, clerked in an upscale home furnishings store in Albany, N.Y., and must have scored a very impressive...

A couple of friends sent me a lovely Christmas gift — a big boiled ham, sausage, pancake flour and maple syrup. You know the kind of gift package I...

Humanity, at its present state of evolution, comprises a mass of atavistic impulses covered by a thin veneer of what is called civilization, and...

As a small boy, I was surrounded by absolutism. In those days before television, I went twice a week to Bible School, where we scissored robed...

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