Author: Mike Redmond

Opinion: Time to get moving

Opinion: Time to get moving

“You need to move more,” said the person properly known as a physician’s assistant. I prefer to call her the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. “Forget it,” I said. “I moved 23 times before I was 40...

Holiday pop quiz

Holiday pop quiz

We are just about to enter, well, you can call it the holidays if you like, but I prefer to use a more truthful description: Eating Season. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day we’re...

Column: Don’t forget Thanksgiving

Column: Don’t forget Thanksgiving

For years I have been griping about the mad rush to get to Christmas as soon as Halloween is over. Actually, there’s another word besides “griping” that probably describes it better, but I’m feeling...

Column: To each his own catalogue

Column: To each his own catalogue

Ordinarily, I get all bent out of shape about Christmas catalogs arriving in my mailbox before Halloween. I am willing, however, to make exceptions for two retailers: Neiman-Marcus and Lehman’s. Neiman-Marcus, of course, is...

Chilly weather is perfect for chili

Chilly weather is perfect for chili

The recent change in the weather (it turned into autumn somehow) means it is time to once again discuss all things seasonal, starting with food. By that I mean chili. I am what is...

Maybe next year

Maybe next year

For years and years, more than 45 of them in fact, I have been saving something. It hasn’t accrued interest or gained value, but it is precious to me – so much so that...

The “won’t” list

The “won’t” list

I have a birthday coming up, and a big one it is. Not quite the milestone of 60 or 65, but a significant number just the same. My first thought is that I ought...

What’s the password?

What’s the password?

Every so often, I am reminded with breathtaking clarity that the world in which I live is not the world in which I grew up. Today I was setting up an e-mail account on...

Get your grammar out of the gutter

Get your grammar out of the gutter

Hello there class and welcome to another session of Please Stop Making Such a Hash of the English Language. Today we will address examples of deplorable abuse, all gleaned from the “Weird” Wide Web...