| Mar 31, 2011
| 4:26 PM
Madeline Kunin, former governor of Vermont and former U.S. ambassador to Switzerland, addresses the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County annual luncheon this weekend. Her theme: Why women make a difference in politics. ???The simplest answer is...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 3:54 PM
My Walk of Faith from the steps of the state Capitol to the steps of Gampel Pavilion, Hartford to Storrs, all 26 miles of redemption, will be Sunday, Oct. 5.
I thought about calling it the Jacobs Is A Moron Walk. Or the No Escalators Walk. Or The...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Think catwalk, creativity and cancer survivors! Tickets are still available to Art Bra 2014.
The event, now in it's 6th year, raises money in support of Connecticut hospitals to help cancer survivors. After the Storm, Inc. puts on the event. It's...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:51 PM
"The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without this special attribute, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music." — Lewis Thomas
The pedigree of human beings, Thomas wrote, probably traces to a...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 3:56 PM
I repeat: I'm not a global warming believer. I'm not a global warming denier. I've long believed that it cannot be good for humanity to be spewing tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. I also believe that those scientists who pretend to know exactly...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Thank you, Roger Goodell.
Thank you for your incompetence.
Thank you for your ineptitude
Thank you for misleading the American public about seeing the videotape and spurring on Congress to delve into the obvious cover-up.
Thank you for your...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:17 AM
NEW HARTFORD — The last guitar was long gone by late-morning Friday at the Ovation Instruments plant. Just about everyone had said farewell a few weeks earlier, when production stopped.
Back on that glum day, six or eight guys had climbed up...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:15 PM
For Pete's sake people, please stop dumping buckets of ice water on your heads.
For one thing, it's clogging up my Facebook feed and the automatic video play means I've seen way too many people sopping wet who all have the same unsurprising reaction:...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:52 PM
They bickered as kids, especially on NFL Sundays. Justin Jackson would root for the Cowboys, while older brother Phil pulled for the Patriots.
They grew up in Carol Stream, but their father gave them the freedom to select their Sunday heroes. This...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Melody Frey had been waiting for the next Northampton County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event so she could dispose of some of the stuff she had accumulated.
As I wrote in a recent column, the county held two such events at Northampton...
| Oct 27, 2012
And you thought it was always Parrot Head time in Key West.
Since Jimmy Buffett first warbled about putting booze in his blender in the 1970s, Key West has continued to reap the PR benefits as the notion of margaritas on Duval Street has been transformed...