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OVER EASY

Lately I’ve been noticing a calamitous decline in the quality of certain consumer goods — index cards, for one sorry example that has left me...

Over Easy: Old days really are good

3/27/21

On behalf of seniors everywhere: It took us a lot of years to get this old, so we don’t want to waste the effort.That’s my reaction to a recent...

It’s difficult to express how pleased I was to receive my second vaccine shot a week ago Friday. I was tranquil as the Dalai Lama, even though we...

It’s been a year under COVID-19 protocols and it feels like two, maybe three. But I received my first vaccine shot a couple of weeks ago and my new...

I wasn’t named the inaugural poet this week, although if called upon I would have tried to serve my country. It was just as well since I didn’t...

Tom Brady, whom I once called not only the greatest football player of all time but possibly the finest human ever, has let me down. He recently...

Dear Santa,   Please excuse me for writing to you through the Valley News. I would have gone with the U.S. Postal Service, but the director...

Over Easy: America needs a hug

11/27/20

With the election over except for the shouting — and four more years of that, perhaps — pundits are turning to America’s “need to heal.”That’s a...

Over Easy: Still too close to call

11/13/20

Out of an abundance of caution, the Decision Desk at Over Easy hasn’t proclaimed a winner in the presidential election. This column won’t make a...

Ready for the finale

10/30/20

You-know-what is happening on Tuesday, when it all comes down to Four More Years of MAGA or Oh, Lord, Any More and I Will Lose My Mind.The...

A century ago, more or less, a miracle of journalism occurred, the likes of which I never thought we’d see again.Let me tell you about it. Don...

A measly two years ago, the Red Sox won the World Series and so did we. I wrote after the deciding game that the players had enchanted my wife...

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