Dick Conway

Sunday in Washington, D. C., was bleak, raw, and cold. It rained much of the day, occasionally making a half-hearted attempt to turn to snow. Our hotel room held warmth and comfort, a chance to just relax until the bus came to pick us up for the afternoon finale of the World Figure Skating Championships at the MCI Center. A promise to myself had been made, though, and so I donned the rain suit I had bought in Alaska last summer, and began the long walk that would fulfill the promise. ...

Susan Bruce

I've written about how advertising represents and affects women. We all like to think that we are immune to ads, even as we are bombarded with about three thousand of them on a daily basis. We find them on radio, television, and billboards. We see them in magazines, newspapers, and all over the Internet. Ads are on trucks and buses. Ads are shown before movies, ads are included in videos we rent. Ads are on the sides of buildings and on the shopping carts we use at the ...

Lala Dinsmore

With a title like that, and since I live in the country, I couldn’t help but want to read this little book. What questions does the author, Sue Hubbell-ask? It’s a small paperback, published by Random House about 1996. The author I feel was asking herself how she was best living her life, now that she is alone, on her own and a bee-keeper and honey distributor in the Ozark mountain country of Missouri. She also gives the reader some great insights on the nature of her acres, ...

Lala Dinsmore

With a title like that, and since I live in the country, I couldn’t help but want to read this little book. What questions does the author, Sue Hubbell-ask? It’s a small paperback, published by Random House about 1996. The author I feel was asking herself how she was best living her life, now that she is alone, on her own and a bee-keeper and honey distributor in the Ozark mountain country of Missouri. She also gives the reader some great insights on the nature of her acres, ...

Ithaca Bound

The program at the Community Arts Center this Sunday afternoon is Patrick Tobin: "A Tribute to Frank Sinatra". The publicity blurb says that he "sings all the Sinatra favorites with the look and voice of a young Sinatra". His headshot certainly suggests all of that, and I'm sure that his program will be well-attended and well-enjoyed. Programs like that, where an individual or a group makes every effort to look and sound and gesture like some famous person or ...