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  • Column: The puzzle of life

    I love puzzles — any sort of games really — something that gets the mind working in overdrive to keep it from growing bored or stagnant. I love learni ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 10:28 am
  • Column: Should we reduce courtship to 140 characters?

    Editor’s note: This column originally published on April 14, 2016. I recently realized I’m becoming ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Column: I was born in a small town

    I have a habit of using song lyrics to convey feelings and explain real-life situations. John Mellencamp’s “Small Town” seems appropriate right now.
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:01 am
  • Column: Kiss the cook

    Editor’s note: This column orginally published Feb 23, 2016 I am by all accounts not the best cook. ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 1:32 pm
  • Column: ‘O Christmas Tree’

    Christmas is officially here! OK, so it’s been around for most of the month, sometimes longer depending on who you are. I’m not one to start decoratin ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 10:37 am
  • Column: Do you hear what I hear?

    Forgive my ‘humbug’ attitude, but I’m going to blurt something out here ... some people simply shouldn’t be singing Christmas songs and some Christmas ...
    Dec. 23, 2016 - 10:37 am
  • Column: This is Maria

    Editor’s note: This column originally published March 10, 2016 I recently met Maria. I do not know ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 10:51 am
  • Column: Falling for your hometown

    I swore I wouldn’t move back. I graduated as a NHS Cardinal, but after that I hightailed it out of here, and thoughts of ever returning to Newton w ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 10:55 am
  • Column: Staycation

    The past few weeks I have been a busy little elf getting ready for Christmas at our house. After many hours of cleaning and preparing, I think it is f ...
    Dec. 20, 2016 - 11:07 am
  • If you don’t believe, you don’t receive

    As far as childhood fairytales go, I was a believer for longer than was probably appropriate. Tooth Fairy, age 9. Easter Bunny, age 10. Santa Claus, a ...
    Dec. 19, 2016 - 10:58 am