April is right around the corner, and that means National Poetry month is right around the corner. Readers of this space may remember that for the last several years, the Herald Democrat has devoted it to area poets in celebration of wordsmiths everywhere.
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Growing up in the northeast, I take pride in knowing what to do when Mother Nature decides to throw us a curveball and it snows. Something just switches on inside my brain and I’m on a mission. Certain things are second nature to me, such as leaving my windshield wipers up the night before it snows or clearing off the roof of my car so I’m not the person putting other lives in danger when ice slides off. But I think the biggest weapon you can have to combat the snow is a four-wheel drive SUV.
As a child, one the earliest memories I still have was sitting and watching a movie in the living room of our then-new home. My father told me the name of the movie, but “Star Trek” didn’t mean much to my 4-year-old brain. While I remember little of the plot, I can remember turning to my father and asking, “Who is the guy with the pointy ears?”
While I wouldn’t be one to claim NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” was “M*A*S*H,” or anything, it was certainly one of the best situational comedies on TV for the last six years. Which is why I was more than a little sad to see it end its seven-season run earlier this week.
If I spoke with any of the readers of this Good Morning last week, I do apologize for any time I coughed into the phone’s microphone or if you had any trouble hearing me. I was sick last week, and I had last Wednesday off anyway, but it was as good a time as any to take a good old-fashioned sick day.
Bone-chilling winds and slick roads – we’re not in Texas anymore.
When it comes to simple acts of kindness, I’m the world’s worst at “meaning to” but failing to follow through. My excuse, like many other people’s, is that I’m too busy. A recent act of unsolicited kindness by a co-worker brought that fact home to roost.
When I heard that the creator of the humor web-comic website, “The Oatmeal” was involved in the development of a board game featuring his art I was excited. Not only am I fan of board games, but I enjoy Matthew Inman’s quirky humor. Still, I didn’t expect the Internet to react as wildly as it has.
Every year, I go through a familiar cycle when Oscars time rolls around.
Automotive innovations have come a long way since I learned to drive in Dad’s 1955, candy apple red, Studebaker pickup. No. I’m not that old! Dad just liked older, used vehicles.