OVER EASY

Over Easy: Poetry and Masks 101

8/7/20

Here we are in August 2020, and it seems in many ways that Americans have become unmoored. At least it seems that way to me, someone who has put...

What America needs right now is a wonder dog. Where is the loyal canine who could save us from bandits and runaway locomotives, not to mention...

Every once in a while someone runs an idea up a flagpole to see if anybody salutes. At long last a brainstorm involves a flag.The Sunday Valley...

People ask me how I’m faring after three months in relative isolation. The answer is complicated, and changes as the hours drift along. So many...

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...

Over Easy: Tending to his flock

5/29/20

Here at our nature preserve and family homestead in West Lebanon, spring has busted out all over. During the coronavirus crisis a small but...

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...

The president may be losing faith in his COVID-19 briefings, which had great ratings until they ran off the rails.Although I couldn’t bring myself...

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...

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