More than 400 penny and 2-cent picture postcards to and from relatives and friends

He would only be about 10 pounds, they said. “And he won’t have tusks!”

These man-made emissions will mean the sea level will rise even more and sooner than expected

Even though I’m not that old, I’m already spouting tales of yore

Getting out in the sand-and-salt mud this time of the year is a pleasure, as long as you are properly prepared.

Am I the only one who finds the whole aliens-or-zombies-or-evil-wiz­ards-have-taken-over-the-world plot line to be not just a downer, but a total bore?

“that I go for the raised lids may be owing to the fact that I’m older now and have less testosterone.”

I wrote that sentence over 20 years ago, channeling, I suppose, a little Edgar Allan Poe, with a dash of John Lennon

We began to make a huge Thanksgiving party our own Rattray family ritual

“You can’t make them read it”