If there is a more ephemeral, idyllic, effervescent, sublime, transcendent spot in the greater Caribbean than the sandbar on the north shore of St. George’s Cay — more commonly known as Spanish Wells — on the north end of Eleuthera in the central Bahamas, it has yet to be found.

I read a recent New York Times article about the use of therapeutic robotic cats and Alzheimer’s patients. At first, I thought it was offensive to the elderly patients, as well as to living cats who should be providing the therapy themselves. But as I read further, I pushed judgment aside, r…

A new year, a new life, right? Well, I am hoping so anyway. Not sure how to start the New Year off right? I am here to help; my life is all about new beginnings.

I read a recent New York Times article about the use of therapeutic robotic cats and Alzheimer’s patients. At first, I thought it was offensive to the elderly patients, as well as to living cats who should be providing the therapy themselves. But as I read further, I pushed judgment aside, r…

A new year, a new life, right? Well, I am hoping so anyway. Not sure how to start the New Year off right? I am here to help; my life is all about new beginnings.

“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”—Wm. Shakespeare, “Macbeth”

On still nights in early winter, from across the meadow may be heard the laughter of children and whoops of encouragement from their parents. Murmurs and shouts, cries of surprise, the scrape of metal blades on ice.

File Fact: January 4, 1902, martial law was declared in Telluride after mining strikes of 1901.

Bonnes fêtes! This column is back from a six-month hiatus in time to close out 2021. I’m writing from my parents house in Snowmass, where we are spending lots of quality time together watching James Bond films, “The French Dispatch” and a recent Netflix series based in Paris that I refuse to name.

I grew up in rural Maine, as part of a family who took Christmas pretty seriously. We were not a church-going crew (spiritual, yes, but religious, no) but were hugely obsessed with all things Christmas, mostly, I believe, because the holiday reflected our family culture. We were a close bunc…

Writing the last Pet Column of 2021 should be an honor, but quite frankly I am feeling rather anxious about it. What if it is not as inspiring and uplifting as I want it to be? How do you encapsulate a year like 2021 into 600 words? Why am I such a perfectionist? Why am I spinning out right …

The longest, darkest nights are here, sun rolled so far south you’d think it’s stuck in the Four Corners. We could use more snow and less wind, but every winter has its hitches.

What makes the holidays special? Most would answer that we get to be with those we love. Isn’t that what it is all about? For some of you that means going home for the holidays, and for others that means staying home and not going anywhere. Some gather with their “chosen” family members to f…

After a prolonged and glorious Indian Summer, the change of the season is upon us, witnessed by snowdrifts in the front yard and icy roads. It would be lovely and wonderful to report that the dominant scent of the new time of year is the invigorating tang of freshly cut evergreen boughs, but…

According to the Humane Society of the United States, only 2-5 percent of the millions of lost cats entering shelters annually nationwide are reunited with their owners. This is mainly because cats do not arrive at shelters with secure identification to get them returned to their homes. Comp…