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Posted at 11:01 PM

My job today is to go to the small library in the 55-and-older park where I live. They call me the library lady. I volunteer to keep the books in alphabetical order and various other things.This morning I found a book in the small garbage can in the library. Who throws a book away, and who actually had the audacity to take it upon themselves to throw away one of my books? That’s my job, except I don’t throw books away.Books do get dropped into our book deposit...

Posted at 11:01 PM

My job today is to go to the small library in the 55-and-older park where I live. They call me the library lady. I volunteer to keep the books in alphabetical order and various other things.This morning I found a book in the small garbage...

Posted Sep 13, 2014 at 11:01 PM

We all recognize zucchini. We've seen them around without giving them a second thought. Oh, we might be dimly aware that they come and go with the seasons. But have you really paused to look at the lives of these jolly-looking...

Posted Sep 7, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Right now, I feel like a teenage high-school student who is excited about a science project that has positive results.It started with an article in the Mail Tribune on May 9, 2008, about butterflies, and continued with more specific...

Posted Aug 23, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Wouldn't it be interesting if we could see what we say? We would be careful about what we utter, because we would understand the gravity of our words.Important speeches such as "I have a dream" might appear in a large, granite font that...

Updated Aug 15, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Tom Brokaw called us the "The Greatest Generation."

Updated Aug 15, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Ten years ago this month, my friend, Jane, lost her only nephew, Aaron, when he attempted to ski down a large glacier in Alaska and plummeted to his death. During the tragic aftermath, a phrase I heard repeatedly was, "Well, at least he died doing...

Updated Aug 15, 2014 at 12:58 PM

I hate to grocery shop. When I grew up, my parents owned a grocery store, so I had no connection to cruising the aisles to shop. I didn't realize how lucky I was. Shopping for food and household goods today has become so complicated.

Updated Aug 15, 2014 at 1:01 PM

The jokes are endless. What's the difference between a musician and a savings bond? The savings bond eventually matures and makes money. What do you call someone who hangs out with musicians? A drummer. What did the drummer get on his IQ test?...

Posted Jul 6, 2014 at 2:00 AM

Most Medfordites would be amazed to learn they are connected to a Roman emperor, Italy's wealthiest person, a European republic that only lasted 23 days and a minor planet. Because Medford and Alba, Italy, are officially sister cities, we have some...

Updated Jul 8, 2014 at 1:05 PM

I love dishes.

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