Category Archives: Life as I Know it

Column: I’ve had better blizzards

I don’t believe I’m courting controversy when I say we’ve had more snow than I’d care to enjoy this winter. It was probably sometime during hour two of the nearly three I spent driving home on the Hutch during last week’s 10 inches that I remembered the only time I’ve ever enjoyed a snow storm […]

Column: Pet Rescue, Mimi and me

When I started with this company as the Mamaroneck beat reporter in September 2012, I don’t think there was any predicting it would lead directly to the adoption of a three-legged cat, but it has. There are a few features that appear in your newspaper every week. One of them is a quarter page dedicated […]

Column: Just resolve to be better, jeez

Elsewhere in your newspaper this week, my colleague Lisa Jardine, in discussing a fitness program, said she didn’t want to make any broad, grandiose New Year’s resolutions because she knows doing such a thing is setting her up for failure. She’s absolutely right, but I’ll take things a step further. All New Year’s resolutions are […]

Column: The thanks I should have given

As you read this, you may still be in the process of digesting your Thanksgiving feast. Honestly, I hope that’s what you’re doing because Thanksgiving is part of that shared, end-of-the-year celebration we talked about in this space a couple weeks ago and it’s something from which I think we all benefit. Plus, I love […]

Column: Leave me alone, sometimes

I’ve just spent a weekend alone, and it was glorious, but I’m glad it’s over. I’ve been married for nearly 15 years, my wife and I have been together for nearly 18. For about 12 of those years, I stayed at home, ostensibly working on a writing career. We’ll get back to that in a […]