ESSAY: Leaving The Treehouse

ESSAY: Leaving The Treehouse

By Tom Robotham For the last few weeks, I’ve been looking for a new apartment. It’s not that I’m unhappy with my current place. Not by a long shot. For 17 years, it has served me well. In the afternoons, on clear days, the living room is bathed in sunlight filtered by...
TRAVEL: The Best Ever

TRAVEL: The Best Ever

(An early evening glass of wine outside Au Vieux Paris. Photo by Lynn Hughes-Hailey.) By Jeff Maisey “How do you know about this place?”  A distinguished looking gentleman in his 70s from California introduced to Lynn and I as the Doctor kept looking over his right...
Naro-Minded

Naro-Minded

(Kris King stands in the center of the Naro video collection at ODU’s Perry Library.)  Words & Photo by Jim Roberts Naro Expanded Video’s collection of 43,000 DVDs has been lovingly preserved at Old Dominion University’s Perry Library, but touring the new academic...
ESSAY: Leaving The Treehouse

ESSAY: The Slow Creep of Dementia

By Tom Robotham Recent speculations that President Biden is afflicted with dementia have caused me to reflect on the disturbing experience of watching my mother descend into her own delusional state of mind.  I’m not sure exactly when she began to show signs of it. I...
Top 20 Ways To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Top 20 Ways To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

As we approach St. Paddy’s Day, local businesses, concert promoters and the arts have offered a pot of golden opportunities at the end of the rainbow with many ways to enjoy the Irish-themed holiday and culture of the Emerald Isle.  1  Shamrockin’ In Ghent What began...