Toss out the candy corn and bat wings and make room for a lovable huggable treat of a lifetime — a new dog. That’s right. Move over Halloween, October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month! Can’t adopt right now? Keep reading to learn how to help homeless sugar free sweeties like me find loving happy…

It’s a brisk autumn day in Winslow, Maine, and I’m sitting at the kitchen table of my parents’ house, the rambling old big-as-a-barn farmhouse that I grew up in. Outside the window, a kaleidoscopic explosion of fall foliage is smoldering in a hundred shades of orange, crimson and magenta. (C…

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Last Friday evening around sunset, I pedaled my bike across the bridge and straight up to Mont-Saint-Michel. Three days after our departure in Paris, we had reached the sea. For the last 15 kilometers, the silhouette of the tiny island and its well-known abbey guided us. Beams of sunlight st…

It’s a brisk autumn day in Winslow, Maine, and I’m sitting at the kitchen table of my parents’ house, the rambling old big-as-a-barn farmhouse that I grew up in. Outside the window, a kaleidoscopic explosion of fall foliage is smoldering in a hundred shades of orange, crimson and magenta. (C…

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Last Friday evening around sunset, I pedaled my bike across the bridge and straight up to Mont-Saint-Michel. Three days after our departure in Paris, we had reached the sea. For the last 15 kilometers, the silhouette of the tiny island and its well-known abbey guided us. Beams of sunlight st…

In a turn of events beyond anything I could have possibly imagined, I am writing my umpteenth column on my birthday during a pandemic. Given that it’s a proletarian Tuesday makes it no less remarkable. Despite the chaotic state of the planet and of this nation in particular, I find myself od…

“We all have to vote like our lives and the world depend on it, because they do. The only way to be certain about the future is to make it ourselves.”—Billie Eilish