As I sit here in my office on this cloudy Monday morning, I can hear snow plows clunking by, snow blowers running, and a tractor up the road doing some snow removal.
Animal therapy — bringing people together with animals — has many positive effects on people, including placing a person in the moment.
Tirdy Works’ wild ride: Hanging out with Mary Winchenbach – Somerville’s now widely famous “moose-poop lady” – is something akin to what I imagine it must have been like to spend time with the late comedian Robin Williams, known for his rapid-fire delivery of ad-libbed comedic lines.
This is my Kansas in winter. Simple. Flat and white. Chilly days of longing for anything warm-toasty-snuggly-cuddly.
There are only two things that aren’t good about a hot biscuit with butter melting upon it.
I listen to sports talk radio almost every day on my commute to and from the office: “The Morning Jab” and “The P.M. Jab” on 96.3 The Big Jab, out of Portland.
Is anyone else wondering what happened to old-fashioned manners? Probably many are just too mannerly to say so.
Go see the student art: I am a firm believer that it is a good thing for young students of the arts – music, theater, visual art, or otherwise – to have opportunities to display their creative endeavors to the wider public. Such things as recitals, school plays, and art exhibits in public places give kids a chance to see what it is like to be taken seriously as an artist, to feel what it is like to have a public response to what they have created.
“Good boy, Toby. Good boy.”
I have found myself saying that many times over the past two years.
I wrote about torture pie a while ago, but most of you have probably forgotten – or never read it in the first place.
Folks, this week I want to tell you about my friend Charlie. In last week’s scribblin’s, I had wished him well, as sickness had taken him down. Well, my friend Charlie Herrick passed on Thursday of last week. After the battle he waged against his illness, I feel relief that at least he is not in pain anymore, but sadness too, as he will be missed by many.
January is a great time to get involved in local government.
I was so impressed by the quality of the articles recently published in the paper by students in Kelly Girard’s eighth-grade language arts class at Great Salt Bay. As a writer and place-based educator, it moves me whenever I read about a teacher bringing community engagement to her curriculum. I found the writing to be engaging and informative.
The holidays are over, but there’s still time to eat fattening, unhealthy, delicious food without guilt. You can start feeling guilty next week. Or next month. Meanwhile, make yourselves a fattening, delectable breakfast: Swedish pancakes.
As we navigate the doldrums of the news year – the time around the holidays when government offices close and interview subjects go on vacation – it seems an appropriate time for a reminder on how to pitch a news article.