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DAN MACKIE

I suspected something was up recently when I ducked into Kmart (wearing my trusty mask) to look for something. They didn’t have the summer item I...

A few years ago I snapped up two copies of Railroad Magazine from a White River Junction shop during the Glory Days of the Railroad festival. They...

When we moved into our West Lebanon bungalow in the 1980s, we found a yellowed newspaper in an old trunk that had been left behind. “GRAFTON MAN...

It was a social media first for me, and it hit my heart with a thud: Last Saturday a childhood friend announced on Facebook that he was in the...

Nathan Hale, American patriot, said these immortal words in 1776: “I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”Flash forward to 2020:...

It’s farewell and godspeed to Tom Brady, the greatest ever in all fields, not just football. I would rate Shakespeare, Beethoven and Einstein just...

Over Easy: Let’s not go viral

3/6/20

Because this column usually looks at the lighter side of life, I have been trying to size up the coronavirus threat and chuckle about it. So far...

Over Easy: A boomer’s lament

2/21/20

The OK Boomer moment has come and gone and I didn’t even get a lousy T-shirt. All I got was Boomer Guilt.In case you missed it, OK Boomer was “a...

The New Hampshire presidential primary is just around the corner and so are the campaign volunteers who’ve been knocking on my door in West Lebanon...

For reasons I cannot fully fathom, I have of late developed an interest in the Middle Ages. Not middle age, which I am entirely done with, but...

After several tours of duty as a newspaper columnist, it’s time for a deeply personal confession.Only a few close friends know my secret, which is...

By DAN MACKIE The year 2019 has just about bit the dust, so it’s as good a time as any to take stock. A New Year’s baby filled with hope and cheer...

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