Ithaca Bound

"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." It surely does not need to written that that wonderful line - a line that should be remembered and lived by us all - comes from the beloved holiday tale "A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens. The great English writer is credited by many as being the man who more than any other defined the modern celebration of Christmas. For the past few years, I have been doing a program called ...

Poof Tardiff

Poof Tardiff Once Upon a Berlin Time Downing and Orton Brown Hello fellow Berlinites. I have written about the founder of Brown Company, W.W. Brown. I have also told the story of his son W.R. Brown who ran the woods operations for this great company, for many years. W.W. had other sons who were well known in Berlin and were a main cog in the everyday operations of the Brown Paper Mills. They were Downing Potter Brown and Orton Bishop Brown. ...

John Walsh

One of the joys of traveling is the opportunity to sample the various ways people live. This was especially true of our recent visit to Mexico. During the first week of our stay the Shelburne Babe, her son Phil Dinsmore and I visited the Sierra Madre Mountains on an Elderhostel tour. We traveled on the Chihuahua & Pacifco Railroad and learned much about the Indian and Mestizo cultures while viewing the spectacular scenery of the Copper Canyon area. Our second week in the country ...

Lala Dinsmore

SHERIFF LOVEN RETIRES AFTER 39 YEARS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT Lala Dinsmore If you are 67 years old and have served in New Hampshire's State and law enforcement forces for well over half your life, wouldn't you think it was 'time to hang up the gun, the badge and the hat'? Apparently Sheriff Butch Loven of Milan thinks this is so, as does his wife Karen, married to him for 47 years. Karen and Robert (known always as Butch) came home from service in the US Navy to the ...

George Epstein

The United States has not had a foreign policy since Lyndon Johnson was president. From Harry Truman till LBJ, America’s foreign policy could be summed up in two words – Contain Communism. For good (Marshall Plan, Berlin airlift) or ill (prompting coups, propping up dictators), we knew where we stood. Beginning with the amoral Henry Kissinger’s attempts to play the USSR against China in the Nixon administration, we lost our way. There was no good or evil, just the ally of the week. ...