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OVER EASY

When I read recently that historians had updated their ranking of American presidents, it wasn’t Donald Trump I was curious about.I mean, really...

Of late we Mackies have been reentering what a children’s book called “the big wide world.” We are a bit nervous about it, to be honest. Excited...

Over Easy: Inducing labor in 2021

6/18/21

Is work necessary? I’ve been chewing on that question    lately, coming back to it again and again like a cow and its cud. I don’t know what cows...

Over Easy: All in on pollen

6/4/21

It’s been another great pollen season, at least for our plant neighbors and friends. For many humans it’s been a time of watery eyes, aching...

As the pandemic eases and we remove our masks — now or maybe later — another great social question is on the horizon. Will hugging make a comeback...

I was pretty stirred up recently when it was reported that U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and her pals in Congress were about to form an America...

I am sitting here at my keyboard contemplating the possibility that the roof over my head may well have increased in value overnight. The real...

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...

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