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OVER EASY

When I wrote recently about dogs in the Upper Valley and elsewhere, I didn’t mean to slight another constituency that deserves our respect and...

Over Easy: Lebanon by the numbers

9/24/21

Lebanon isn’t one of those cities that never sleeps. I think I can speak for many when I say that a good, sound, peaceful, comfy, restorative sleep...

As a retired newsman, I am always sniffing around for trends, and recently my nose for news led me to this one: Dogs are upping their game.As I...

A small, forgotten banner on a Main Street light pole contains a remarkably grandiose greeting: “Welcome to the Crossroads of New England. West...

Over Easy: Billions and billions

7/30/21

Our billionaires are getting restless. After accumulating wealth beyond our wildest dreams, though not theirs, they are looking for new diversions...

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...

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