Survivor

Leaning out of a HH-43B “Huskie” rescue helicopter, its intermeshing blades spinning inches above the tree tops, U.S. Airman First Class William A. Robinson swung a rescue cable toward the Air Force pilot nearly 100-feet below in the dense…

Age Is What You Make It

There is a bubble of baby boomers now approaching their senior years just as the trajectory of our nation’s health care policy seems to be getting more confusing by the day. And reports tell us that we’re in for a massive shortage of…

Adventures in Grocery Shopping

A few years ago, my wife, Norma, underwent total knee replacement surgery, and that’s when my intimate relationship with grocery stores really started.  Today, I still do much of the grocery shopping and have actually enjoyed planning meals…

Freshwater Fashion

Ever since Coco Chanel unveiled her classic Breton striped shirt, the stylishly-inclined have been clamoring for comfortable yet fashionable ways to add a sense of aquatic adventure to their summer wardrobes. Summer is the perfect time for…

Tapas and Small Plate Bistros

As legend has it, Spain’s King Alfonso X, struck with a severe illness allowing him only to have food in small servings paired with wine, introduced tapas as small plates of food to accompany his meal. After his recovery, he made a decree…

Mayor Madeline Rogero

George Korda: If your tenure as mayor ended today, what would you look back on with the greatest level of satisfaction? Madeline Rogero: I think our improvements to sustainability in the city and our community would be one; the massive…

Judges, Jackson, and the Cherokee

In 1787 and 1788, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, using the pseudonym Publius, authored a total of 85 editorials promoting the adoption of a United States Constitution—what came to be known as The Federalist. Hamilton, who…

Rustic Gentility

In 1932, a Presbyterian widow from Pittsburgh named Susan Wiley Cooper Walker, whose late husband had been Andrew Carnegie’s bookkeeper, moved south to be near her sister, the wife of the Maryville College chaplain. Inspired by the natural…