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Work is a four-letter word

While I often have ruminated about dream jobs (say becoming an honnorary Kardashian or a Salvia boutique interior decorator), I often return to the scene of the crime. While not doing anything particularly stirring at work recently, I decided to see what other jobs I might be well suited for. ...

Feltes: My committment to Granite State workers

My dad worked in a furniture factory for 45 years, the same one, unairconditioned, and my mom worked part-time jobs while raising four kids. Growing up in a working-class family, I saw what it was like for my parents to struggle and have to make the most of every paycheck. This is why I’ve ...

Post political items early online to have the best chance of selling

The vintage toy market is nearly as emotionally-charged as the political landscape. During campaign season, which keeps getting longer and longer nowadays, the most popular political – specifically Presidential – collectibles come in the form of playthings, games or toys. From bobbleheads ...

Not necessarily the news

Once again, I’ve combed the annals of dumb pop culture news and regurgitated its content for you like a mother bird feeding its young. Chew wisely. Give that man an orange jumpsuit: Authorities in Florida arrested a man for trying to break into a prison so that he could visit with friends. ...

In search of socially responsible Halloween thrills

Halloween decorating ideas have been popping up on my social media feeds since at least late August. From tutorials on how to make velvet pumpkins to where to buy coffee mugs that look like ghosts, you have all the information you need to decorate as much-or as little-as you like. I’ve put ...

Next time you spot a stink bug, slip on your COVID facemask

Can we start the countdown to 2021 already? I am so done with 2020. Breaking news: There will be no Times Square dropping of the Tiffany crystal ball for New Year’s Eve this December. Instead, it will be a virtual event. And, can we strike the word ‘virtual’ from the Funk and Wagnalls ...

Far worse than partisan divide

Hyper partisanship, national polarization, party politics bleeding into areas it does not belong, and a dysfunctional congress are no longer the biggest threats to our democracy. The cult like, self-identification of Trumpism is beyond political division and is pulling our nation into fascism. ...

The 2020 election infected by the coronavirus

Every political season has a different tone and atmosphere, but this year’s might have come from a galaxy far, far away. First the coronavirus pandemic eliminated traditional campaigning and replaced it with virtual Zoom meetings, face masks, social distancing and absentee ballots. Gone ...

Access to affordable care should be expanded

The president did it again on Sept. 29, during his tantrum on the debate stage. For the umpteenth time, he promised the American people the best, cheapest, most comprehensive replacement for the ACA (Obamacare) in the history of mankind. So where’s this plan, and where has it been this past ...

Republican women are ready to take back the Legislature

One hundred years ago, this year, the 19th Amendment was ratified and women were finally granted the right to vote. I am proud to be from a state where we have a long history of empowered Republican women fighting for women’s rights. From Marilla Ricker, to Vetsa Roy, to Donna Sytek, and ...

Dream job: My future in pharmaceuticals

Ever since drug companies began advertising on television in 1997, viewers have been barraged with the latest end-all cures for whatever ails you. The names, clever or clumsy, come with a bevy of side effects. Since Washington D.C. is so busy lately, what with distancing themselves from the ...

Nashua’s first historical highway marker installed at Historical Society

Upon learning of the decision by the state’s Division of Historical Resources and Department of Transportation to install one of those really cool historical highway markers in front of the Nashua Historical Society’s Abbot-Spalding House Museum, my first thought was, “how many others are ...

Life as a gourmet dinner, it could drive you mad

Watching a 60’s vintage TV show recently spurred a fond memory when one of its characters was holding a copy of Look Magazine. Many of the iconic magazines of old no longer exist, partly because of bad management and partly because of the digital revolution. Good for the environment but sad ...

There’s no news like strange news

In 2020, our never-ending coronavirus and election news cycle normally contains important information for readers about issues they should know​. This is not one of those stories. REAPER MADNESS: A Florida man dressed as the Grim Reaper to warn beach goers about the dangers of COVID-19. ...

Summer memories: Where are they now?

With summer already gone, I’m pretty sure crickets put out more decibels than rock musicians this past year. Outdoor concerts were few and far between. Nashua had a nice run in the 1990s as Holman Stadium played host to an impressive roster of rock stars. Who saw home grown Aerosmith at ...

Biden has what it takes

It takes a certain person to dedicate one's career to public safety. From police officers to firefighters to medical emergency responders battling the COVID-19 pandemic, our first responders share a common thread: their desire to care for others, while building relationships and trust within ...