Sometime between the post-war ‘50s rebuilding of American normalcy and the mid-‘60s to ‘70s challenge to that normalcy the American Bald Eagle dropped out of the nation’s skies. And except for the scientists and the groups whose lifestyle included the flyer, few people noticed. By 1982 Haliaeetus leucocephalus (the name, […]
It is not clear who originally delivered the following opinion, though Winston Churchill, a great horse-lover, is a...
Quite unexpectedly, though not secretly, a trend, possibly a movement, certainly a contagion, appears...
By Jean Redstone Our society has instituted effective traditions to help and support mourners dealing with the loss...
By Jean Redstone He’s the hit of every Christmas parade and the star of every holiday party. When he arrives, with sleigh or with elfin helpers, people flock in delight to greet the white-bearded fellow in the deep-red, plush suit, belted and booted in lustrous black. ‘Tis the season and […]Read more ›
By Jean Redstone Before there was the Internet where you could buy your newest ‘ugly Christmas sweater’ and have it sent; before there were local, official postal trucks delivering your sweater; before, even, there were zip codes, there was Elizabeth Lowery. And if you lived in certain areas of Swedesboro, […]Read more ›
It’s probably fair to say that not a lot of people know what the South Jersey Land and Water Trust is or, more to the point, what it does. Which is odd because the SJLWT likely, and significantly, has impacted every resident in South Jersey. Distilled to its essence, […]Read more ›
By Jean Redstone One talking trend lately, possibly because it’s an election year, is of glass ceilings coming down, breaking, as women move past long-defended barriers into top positions. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spectacularly busted a video glass ceiling at the Democratic Convention two months ago, for example. But in […]Read more ›
By Jean Redstone Perhaps the first interesting thing about Charles (‘Chuck”) Garrity is that he’s got a streak of dedication pushing him, like a scientist on the verge of a breakthrough. There’s an inner commitment toward an identified success — think farmer nursing a new crop to harvest. The second […]Read more ›
Can we agree on the premise that sailing into the ocean blue when a hurricane’s coming after you is probably a bad decision? For you and me, maybe. For the Gieschens it isn’t. Wasn’t. It wasn’t a bad decision and they’ve been there, done that, and survived unscathed. Alison and […]Read more ›