August 5, 2020

Captain Brad Rumph of Sonny Boy Charters has been working on boats at Bohicket Marina since his teenage years. Brad’s success as a fishing guide is evident when you consider that “80 percent of our business is repeat customers.” He continues: “And we are at the point i...

August 5, 2020

Everyone has an opinion when it comes to Israel’s internal affairs. The United States, Europe, the Arab states, Russia and even Iran. The U.S. has been a tremendous supporter and ally. The European Union sends mixed signals because they’re extremely critical of what th...

August 5, 2020

I’ve never been very clear on the notion of “gun culture” that seems to have exploded as a term of art since roughly the 1980s. Perhaps that’s simply when I became increasingly aware of it — hard to say. One seems to hear the term frequently, often in the same breath w...

August 5, 2020

In France, no detail is too small to overlook or minimize. It seems that everyone is an artiste and connaisseur with an opinion, and they do not hesitate to share it.

It was 2003. The 90 years-old apartment we had just purchased needed everything! Painting would come fi...

July 27, 2020

The Washington Redskins; the Kansas City Chiefs; the Cleveland Indians.

Everybody who is triggered by those names take one step further to the left so we can see what’s what. OK, I can see snowflakes, well-meaning but inexplicably guilty white Americans, and race-baitin...

July 20, 2020

Americans have watched the escalating mayhem throughout America since the riots in Minnesota in early June. The initial targets of violence (rioting interspersed with protesting) were police officers, along with police cruisers and stations. Then came the seemingly irr...

July 10, 2020

Ask any musician. No, wait. Let me rephrase:  Ask any musician you trust why he or she first got into the music business. The truthful answer will be “to meet girls” (or guys, as it may be). So it was with me. I wanted to meet girls.

It started when I was just a skinny,...

July 6, 2020

After the initial shock and emotion over the George Floyd killing, Americans are waking up to an insidious movement using that emotion for ulterior purposes. Groups with Marxist ideology have brazenly infiltrated the protests and used them to further their aims. Former...

The year 2020 has been a year of struggle and change for people all over the world and, a year that has fundamentally disrupted schools and workplaces. As adults continue to overcome the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is important to remember that our children...

July 1, 2020

Every summer, Paris seems to shut down for July and August as its residents leave on their annual vacations. They travel to holiday homes and resorts in Normandy, on the Atlantic and, of course, the Mediterranean in the south.

I became familiar with this phenomenon when...

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