A ride on the time machine

(from my blog, Nov. 22, 2011; I adjusted the number of years that have gone by) We had a substitute teacher that day. She was much older than our regular fifth-grade teacher at Elementary School No. 1 in Little Falls, N.J. A little after 1:30 the principal, Mr. Laux, unexpectedly poked his nose into theContinue reading “A ride on the time machine”

The end of journalism as I knew it

All my life as a journalist, I have tried to write in a way that was fair to all sides of an issue and masked whatever my personal opinion was, because the idea was to present the facts of a story accurately. This is the authentic beginning of a news story that cleared the AssociatedContinue reading “The end of journalism as I knew it”

Glad … for serendipity

I’m so glad we … had a serendipitous miscommunication. I’ve been enjoying an early Christmas present — Paul McCartney’s New album, that is to say, the album McCartney released in 2014 called New. A couple of weeks ago, Red asked me what I want for Christmas, I was stumped for a moment, and then IContinue reading “Glad … for serendipity”

The dead don’t vote

My dear old Dad will be voting Democrat for the first time ever next week: He passed away in July. Dark humor, I know (Well, I laughed anyway), but it’s my contribution to the real problem about so-called election interference. A county clerk said last week that she participated in a briefing with high-level securityContinue reading “The dead don’t vote”