| Sep 28, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Since my wife and I had children, we are never on time for anything. You name it -- dinners, movies, plays, band performances, baseball and soccer games – and we are late for it.
But during my annual fall trek to find the best places for leaf...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 6:39 AM
It was a good plan. I would explore Maromas, Middletown's last frontier, in search of the remnants of a village that was swallowed up in the 1950s by the construction of the Connecticut Advanced Nuclear Engineering Laboratory – the predecessor of...
| Oct 4, 2013
Only 50 more miles to go along the Appalachian Trail.
And that's just the 51.6-mile Connecticut section. Overall, I have 2,178 miles to cover from Katahdin, Maine to Georgia's Springer Mountain. But everyone has to start somewhere. And my somewhere...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Ah, the Connecticut caves.
As in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and free checking, I was once a believer in the caves. There was an old cave in the Cobalt section of East Hampton I would visit as a child. An honest-to-goodness dark open maw along the...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:59 PM
Much of the story at Tuesday night's State of the Union speech will be about Connecticut, from the Newtown massacre to Manchester, where bullets killed eight employees at Hartford Distributors in 2010, to Bridgeport, where a 3-year-...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Three words I love to hear when people talk about my column: "I never knew." As in, "I drove/ran/biked/walked past this for years and I never knew it existed."
The George and Woodward H. Griswold Preserve, operated by the Old Lyme Land Trust, is one...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Connecticut fast food workers in Hartford, West Haven and Manchester joined in a national strike Thursday seeking "living wages" and union representation.
Employees of McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, Burger King and other fast food franchises in 60 cities...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Every time I hike, I come down with a bad case of little-boy-itis. You know, that "virus" you pick up as a child that causes you to go as close to the edge of a cliff as possible or splash your way across a stream or run through the spray of a waterfall....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:58 AM
Whenever I am out in the natural world, I listen for the roar.
Not the call of lions, tigers and bears, but the sound of waterfalls dropping over rock chasms or rapids tumbling along a river. And there is plenty of roaring as you navigate the trails...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:19 PM
I used to chuckle at phone calls or emails from readers who read my column and confessed that, for years, they had driven past something, not realizing it was there.
Now it's my turn. For eight years I lived in the Moodus section of East Haddam. For...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Many people see various animals or faces in the puffy clouds of a midsummer day. Me? I'm more of a see-things-in-rock-formations kind of guy. You know, things like the former "Old Man Of The Mountain," a jumble of granite that once stood on the side of...