Wednesday, May 24, 2017

He's always been less a lover, more a fighter. We bought him almost 15 years ago, in our early dating days when buying a cat together was still giddily committed, "hey look at us, we're a FAMILY!" We found him in a pet shop, stuck in a cage in a roomful of barking dogs, eyes wide, fur on end.

I was a volunteer at the elementary school library when I first learned of the cholesterol- lowering affects of oatmeal.

Make no mistake: down the road, we will pay for the prolonged January thaw which blessed us for so many days.

Higher fuel and nitrogen prices in 2007 have signaled trends that will most likely hold throughout 2008.

Yes, it is time to take inventories and prepare balance sheets.

Entrepreneur and author Seth Godin calls himself "an agent of change." His books on marketing are as thought-provoking as their titles are entertaining: Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing out of Sync? is his most recent effort.

While other prophets and forecasters fill the first week of January - and endless inches of newspaper space - with predictions of what will happen this year, permit me 600 or so words to predict what won't happen in 2008.

I knew all those years of selfishly tossing aside those urban legend chain letter e-mails that warned of dire consequences if I did not forward said chain letter to dozens of my friends posthaste would come to haunt me.

The sunrise lit up the bare winter branches along Route 11 for a beautiful view I would have missed had I gone home the night before and had I not been ill on New Year's Day.

One man's junk really is someone else's treasure. I thought of my sister the very first time I heard that statement.
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