• Embrace Someone Who Is Different From You

    I was thinking about Sh*tholes this morning and how I might weave that current hot topic into a post/column, when I came across a social media post from a dear friend. (Aren’t all our friends dear though?...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • #MeToo

    Surely you’ve seen it on social media? Or even the nightly news? #MeToo. If you don’t know what it’s about (and you SHOULD, it’s EVERYWHERE), here’s the really brief nutshell version of the story: women, who have...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • The Great Perkins Adventure: Sailboats In Brittany

    It’s a sunny, breezy late September morning as my son Colin and I stand on the docks at the Port de Foleaux–a collection of a few hundred sailboats on the Vilaine River in southern Bretagne. This present...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Sing With The Women’s Fire Choir

    Holly Denton, a Verona resident and lover of all things musical, is inviting other Verona women to join the Women’s Fire Choir, “a joyful community of women singing together in harmony to make a difference in the...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Eyes Of Hate, Eyes Of Hope

    Always they have the same angry, empty eyes. I saw it at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam during a visit earlier this month, in the photos on the walls of Nazi soldiers and civilians marching to...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • A Family Night From An Earlier Era

    Twice a year our town recognizes “Family Night” when no homework is given by the schools, there are no town meetings or sports. The brainchild of the Verona Municipal Alliance Committee, its purpose is “to provide Verona...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Where Do We Go From Here?

    The holidays are over. Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are finished. The new year has arrived. Perhaps we are breathing a sigh of relief that 2016 is behind us. Here we are in 2017. What do we do...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Welcome To Winter

    It’s the first day of winter and it certainly feels like it. We’ve had our snow. (Just enough to shovel and cause messy roadways.) We’ve had our ice. (Thanks to warm temperatures that melted the snow one...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • Here’s To Hope

    The holiday season is officially upon us. Thanksgiving is over and the decorations of snowmen and Santa are up. In the darkness, there are lights shining; just take a look down Bloomfield Avenue and you can see...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • A Photo Reflection On 9/11

    Katie Hunt wasn’t even born when the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 happened. But the middle school student found her own way to mark the 15th anniversary of those attacks by taking these three photos during...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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