In My Humble Opinion
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Quarantine: Day 13.  I haven’t left the house for nearly two weeks; the doctor assured I won’t be cleared for takeoff any time soon. Instead, like many who are considered … more
As the sun set on day seven of my quarantine, I took stock of not only my pantry but also the state of the world-at-large. So much has changed in so little time; while much of it is scary, … more
It’s another way of expressing what some would call a chain reaction. When dominoes are lined up with precision, it only takes one nudge to cause them all to fall in a pattern, which can appear … more
How is it possible that March has just begun and I’m already exhausted? I’m guessing that old age, creaking bones and battling cancer have something to do with it, but come on… … more
Yep, it’s time to reset the clocks (Sunday, March 8), and none too soon, IMHO. It’s the looking back that is often my undoing. Even though I state publicly that I’m not a fan of … more
“If you believe that something is written in the stars, you believe that it will be made to happen by a force that controls the future.” This is, of course, according to my source for the … more
If you’re over 40, chances are you’ve thought about it. Given the opportunity, would you go back to your youth and do it all over again? There are always permutations to that query and … more
I know it wasn’t me. I’ve written about a number of subjects over the last 30 years, including skydiving, camping, washing machines and the art of bonsai—but love? Not my strong … more
How do you combine reflexology and a tribute to the Grateful Dead, while traversing the Upper Delaware River region in search of adventure? I have no clue, but such was my challenge over the last few … more
Recently, I mentioned something in this column called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and the notion that I think I have it. Wanting to learn more, I sat down at my computer and decided to delve … more
With the onset of winter, unpredictable weather invariably ensues. As a result, my work-related plans often peter out (1). Such was the case last weekend, as somewhat dire forecasts began to surface. … more
There comes a time in every kid’s life when they dream about becoming a firefighter, an airplane pilot, a farmer, a teacher, or even the president of these United States, since it would appear … more
In theory, having a little “down time” is not a bad thing, but there’s something to be said for that old proverb about “idle hands being the devil’s plaything,” … more
I don’t make New Year’s resolutions, but as 2019 draws to a close and I look around the house, maybe it’s not such a bad idea. “What happened to me being neat?” I asked … more
You could feel it walking in… Entering the lobby with friends who remember when the Tusten Theater wasn’t, when DVAA was very young—when we were all younger. Old friends … more
There are some perks (IMHO) to being predictable, and my annual  “River Reporter Year-in-Review” full-color, photo-heavy trip down memory lane is one that I simultaneously look … more
As a child, it was impossible for me to appreciate the hard work that my mother went through to make Chanukah special, magical and wondrous. Today, I can look back fondly and revel in the efforts … more
As the holiday season amps up and lights begin to twinkle, I find myself in a bit of a conundrum. I’m not always in the mood to shake hands, kiss cheeks, take a photo, move on and repeat. As … more
As some of you might know, I’ve been a little under the weather lately, and by “lately,” I mean for more than a year. Some days are better than others, but every doctor I see (and … more
Yes, I’ve said that before, but this time I really mean it. Believe it or not, as of Monday, November 25, Dharma the Wonder Dog is now 10-years old. I’m still in denial, especially since … more
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