August 2014 Blog Archives

A record player
Monthly Archives: August 2014

Lake Placid: Miracle on Ice, mirage in gift shop

It’s one of the defining scenes in the movie “Miracle,” when U.S. Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks imparts a lesson about subjugating individual agendas to the good of the whole team. Steam is practically pouring from Brooks’ ears after his

Of poutine and pennies

Each of my grandparents grew up in Quebec, Canada, before moving to the mill communities of Lewiston and Auburn, Maine. We spent Christmas Eves at my maternal grandparents’ modest home, at one end of which was my grandfather’s barbershop. Next

Hershey’s Ocean Blue still keeps gray clouds far away

I arrived in central Pennsylvania in June 1991 as a business writer for the York Daily Record. It was a hot, parched summer, and I lived in a forgettable one-room apartment in a building that I dubbed the Green Monster.