The Cicadas Return, but Not Everywhere
Tag sale-ing took on a new atmosphere while traveling through Southington and Meriden the second weekend in June. In addition to scurrying through treasures strewed about on lawns or hidden away in garages,...
The 1938 “Long Island Express” Hurricane
While researching my novel, “Amanda’s Room,” I pondered the question, “What would it be like for New England to be threatened with a late-season category-five hurricane?”...
Hangers: The Danger Lurking Above Us
On October 29, 2011, those of us living in the northeast experienced a unique, and for some, deadly, event. That evening, several hours into the pre-Halloween storm, we huddled together in our homes, with...
The Blizzard of 78'
Responding to my blog about the blizzard of 69' my cousin Irene commented on another storm with particular meaning to both of us, the blizzard of 78'. It was just before that storm that Irene's father,...
The Blizzard of 69'
My wife and I returned to Brooklyn New York from our honeymoon in February 1969. I was a Staff Sargent in the Marine Corps Reserve and had recently finished my active duty. I was scheduled to begin my...