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Senior Moments – for week of September 22

Senior Moments – for week of September 22

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – One summer day in my youth I was watching a dragonfly weave and dart through the air when seemingly out of nowhere a bird swooped down and caught the insect in its beak. I was amazed, not just at the bird’s agility but in the sudden awareness that creatures are always being [...]

Senior Moments – for week of September 15

Senior Moments – for week of September 15

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – The recent anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York’s World Trade Center reminded me of how much things have changed in the past 13 years. While certain restrictions and inconveniences in air travel have been imposed and national borders’ securities have been tightened due to the threat of international terrorism, [...]

Senior Moments – for week of September 8

Senior Moments – for week of September 8

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Existence seems to be full of unexpected detours and surprises, some minor while others of life-altering varieties. Most memorable of all are the ones that appear tragic at the time yet turn out incredibly well, as in the case of baseball Hall of Famer Stan Musial. Beginning as a pitcher who hurt [...]

Movie Review: The Rover

Movie Review: The Rover

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts- When Animal Kingdom came out in 2010, the world was suddenly introduced to David Michod. With the gritty, pulse pounding chronicle of an Australian crime family, the Australian director hit the scene and many wondered what he was going to do next. Photos started spreading of Guy Pierce and Rob Pattinson in a [...]

TV Review: Outlander

TV Review: Outlander

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts-Over twenty years ago, Diana Gabaladon introduced the reading world to Claire Randall, the protagonist of her sweeping series Outlander. Since then, Randall and her adventures have enthralled readers around the world. That’s when former Battlestar Galatica showrunner Ronald D. Moore rose to bring the series to television. One of the summer’s most anticipated [...]

Senior Moments – for week of September 1

Senior Moments – for week of September 1

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – There are many strange and mysterious things in the world such as UFOs, sea monsters, ghostly apparitions, etc., but one of the greatest enigmas is a commonplace item found virtually everywhere and constantly used by everyone. You may not realize it but the baffling item of which I speak is known to [...]

Senior Moments – for week of August 25

Senior Moments – for week of August 25

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Back in the radio days there was a very good comedy called “Life With Luigi” about an immigrant trying to make a life for himself in his adopted country, and one of the running gags was his inability to think of a clever retort when someone sarcastically put him down, always thinking [...]

Senior Moments – for week of August 18

Senior Moments – for week of August 18

SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – Has it ever struck you that as we’ve aged, the advertisements on TV have gravitated more and more to the prevention and cure of all kinds of ailments. Not only that but due to those commercials we’ve all become medical experts, using technical and esoteric words for things that we’ve always known [...]

Netflix Picks: Eddie Pepitone: In Ruins

Netflix Picks: Eddie Pepitone: In Ruins

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts -The world of stand-up comedy is an ocean. There are the typical creatures you find closer to the surface that are more beloved and get the job done. Then there are the creatures down in the darkest depths and you think “What the hell is that? It’s so bizarre, yet I cannot look [...]

Movie Review: Muppets Most Wanted

Movie Review: Muppets Most Wanted

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts- Three years ago, the Muppets weren’t as big as they once were. Most kids these days didn’t know who Kermit, Fozzie, or any of the other hilarious puppets. Then, Jason Segel and James Bobin decided to give Henson’s creations a chance for redemption. With a heartwarming story and delightful songs, The Muppets was [...]

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