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Apron string memories

Apron string memories

I bet today’s generation has no idea what “apron strings” means much less what an apron is. I was surprised to see aprons in a gift catalog I was looking… Read more »

Dusting off movie memories

Dusting off movie memories

As theaters shift from the fragile bulky film of old to the digital age, it seemed appropriate that the quirky mental_floss magazine posted on its website a list of 11… Read more »

Interviewing a real hero

Interviewing a real hero

I interview people all the time, so it’s not a big deal for me to sit down with someone and get the 5W-H of journalism (Who, What, When, Where, Why… Read more »

Are you smarter than …

Are you smarter than …

I remember the era of one-room country schools. In fact, I was part of the last eighth grade class to graduate from the Columbia Corners School in 1965. Pictured in… Read more »

Connecting with TV’s Charlie Rose

Connecting with TV’s Charlie Rose

Veteran TV journalist and interviewer Charlie Rose and I have a lot in common. We are both in our 70s, though I’ve got a few years on him. We are… Read more »

A woman’s place

A woman’s place

“Anything you can do, I can do better….” Whenever I hear that line I think of my mother and the fictional character “Rosie the Riveter” who became the symbol of… Read more »

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