Leaving on an Amtrak Train

  Headed to Portland, Maine, for two days of f’in cold fun. If I had to live somewhere else in New England, it would probably be Portland. 1. It has great beer (Gritty’s, Shipyard, Sebago, Allagash, etc.). 2. It has great food (bakeries, pub grub, seafood). 3. It has a great art museum and art […]

Free Admission at National Parks This Weekend

  Some national parks that usually charge an admission fee are free this weekend. Check out the list.

You Can’t Kiss Away a Murder!

  I watched Double Indemnity last night. I’m working my way through AFI’s top 100 movies list as part of my birthday list, and this film is #38. It was a fantastic film noir. I was watching the movie in bed, but I was figuratively on the edge of my seat quite a few times. […]

Everything Under the Sun, Including the Moon

  I was looking through a book catalog recently, and The Old Farmer’s Almanac caught my eye. It was on sale. I thought to myself, it might be fun to read about weather predictions…and farming tips…? I think I’ve seen the almanac before, but have never sat down and read or used one. Almanac, say […]

A Day on, Not off

  If you are free on Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, make it a “day on” and take part in a service project. You’ll be glad you did. “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject […]