Wednesday, February 17, 2021
It’s a monstrosity of a movie, but it might be coming out at just the right time.
Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Of the world’s soups, minestrone is the chameleon. You can use whatever you have in the fridge and pantry.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
We unpaid humor columnists are occasionally asked questions about our craft. Over the past 23 years I’ve been asked some queries enough times to think they may be of general interest…
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Either James Madison or Alexander Hamilton wrote, “If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” Though angels might be more…
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Among the things we’ve missed in recent months is those long drives to visit faraway family or national parks. Maybe just for the cocoon comfort of the family car.
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Quip Tide usually begins a new year by predicting events that will not happen in the coming 12 months. But if we’ve learned anything from 2020, it’s that anything can happen.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
It’s not that 2020 was completely rotten. Couples still got married, parents had babies and teachers taught, though their plans were usually modified.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Dec. 25, 2020, will be “Xmas Lite” for nearly everyone — fewer sleigh bells jingling on visits to Grandma’s house, smaller dinner tables and less need for a wide tree to shade all th…
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
We’re getting only about 10 hours of sunlight these days, as the Winter Solstice approaches, and it’s about time we did something about it!
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Readers, prepare to groan.
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
In December our thoughts turn to nutcrackers and elves, caroling and wrapping, holiday movies and big family gather — well, holiday movies, anyway.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
“Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as... as... as a fiddler on the roof!” says Tevye, of “Fiddler on the Roof,” in the book, film, and countless stage shows worldwide.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Languages change over time. The outdated titles “Miss” and “Master” for young people have all but disappeared, which is only fair, since “Master” conveys respect, as in “Master Yoda,…
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Every U.S. president has been commander-in-chief, and most presidents — 28 out of 45 — have also been veterans, having served in active duty, including state militias.
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who categorize everyone into two kinds, and those who don’t.