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Ready for the winter?

It is time for the annual contest of wills at the Lemen/Broyles house: Who is the weenie? Who will break first and ask for the heat to be turned on? We play this every year: not exactly by choice, but more by financial necessity, because once we turn our furnace on, the Old Beauty starts ...

Games that will vex and jade your friends!

With winter shaking its frosty fist in our collective faces, many a frazzled parent will dig deep into the cupboard to find a board game to keep the younger natives from getting restless over the next several months. When I was a kid, we managed to keep the pieces for each game intact, but I ...

Welcome to the Flu Zone

Nothing beats living with a registered nurse. She knows all the right over-the-counter symptom meds. I’m rarely sick for more than a week. She even introduced me to the neti pot sinus rinse and other torture devices. So, when Lady Baba suggests I get my annual flu shot, I get right on ...

I’m dreaming of a Neiman Marcus Christmas

I just noticed that Nashua’s Winter Holiday Stroll is a month from Wednesday – Nov. 30. That’s usually my cue to wax my Visa plastic in preparation for Christmas. Who am I kidding? I’m a guy. I wait until well past the demolition derbies of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. In ...