Archive for the ‘Nature & Wildlife’ Category

At long last, I’ve seen the light. I’m admittedly a slow learner, but it has come to my attention that some readers find my weekly entries in the space needlessly caustic. Some might say “snarky” or even “mean.” I was deeply troubled when I learned of this. The knowledge that my writing may have caused […]


Bag the ban

30Mar17

It was only a matter of time. A small group of our fellow citizens has decided that they know better than the rest of us and want to dictate how we can carry our shopping purchases out of a store. Ten citizens have signed a petition to place an article on the May 1 Annual […]


The older I get, the more I hate winter. I hate Old Man Winter almost as much as CNN hates the President of the United States. I have no proof, but I’m convinced that winter is a Russian plot to turn the United States into Siberia.


by Mark Sardella (Wakefield Daily Item) One of the Zoning articles that Wakefield voters will be grappling with at the Regular Town Meeting that gets underway on Monday, Nov. 16 relates to open space subdivisions, also known as conservation subdivisions. At a public hearing earlier this week, the Planning Board voted to recommend favorable action […]


Not the Time

21Feb15

Normally, I give topics like Global Warming and Climate Change a good leaving alone. It’s a slippery slope that can quickly trigger an avalanche of supercilious lectures from the Reality-Based Community. But in my reality I have eight feet of snow in my front yard and if the AccuWeather Boston forecast holds true, we’ll finish […]


Dock Rescue

13Apr14

April 12 is now officially the earliest date that I have physically entered a body of water in the state of Massachusetts. It is a personal record that I hope will never be broken. It was a perfect spring day for yard work, warm and dry. That’s exactly what I was – warm and dry […]


Snow Deal

08Mar12

One day last fall as I headed out for a morning walk, my neighbor stopped me as I strode past his house. “See this?” Ron asked, pointing to the contraption sitting in front of his garage. “It’s a snow blower.” Yes, I know,” I replied, suddenly feeling like I had walked into a Leslie Nielsen […]