Tim Russert, 1950 – 2008

On Father’s Day weekend it gives us pause to learn of the passing of Tim Russert. Deeply involved with his family as well as his life’s work he wrote about fathers and about his heritage. His easy manor and gift for telling stories always made us wonder – is there more that we can... (Read More)

Happy National Doughnut Day!

My days of eating doughnuts are long gone – but it was 70 years ago that the first Friday in June was designated National Doughnut Day! Captain Hanson Gregory (1831-) of Camden, Maine gets the credit for inventing the modern doughnut – or at least the hole. He was a ship’s cook at age... (Read More)