The Windowsill

The first meeting of “A Welcoming Place” takes place Wednesday at St. Luke’s at 6:30 p.m., for loved ones and caregivers of people with substance abuse. Find out more here. By Bob Houghtaling Everyone they are sleeping The evening’s so very still...
Me and My ‘Shadow’

Me and My ‘Shadow’

By Bob Houghtaling My wife and I recently had an opportunity to see the Rolling Stones who paid a visit to Gillette Stadium. Deep into their 70s, having experienced significant wear and tear, they somehow continue to exhibit incredible energy after all these years....
Rushmore’s Faces

Rushmore’s Faces

By Bob Houghtaling America’s long history with race is presently being expressed by its latest permutation. Kamala Harris and Joe Biden’s recent disagreements have been played out in debates, and the media outlets, with numerous folks chirping in. As usual the issue...
Let’s Not Forget

Let’s Not Forget

While it certainly is imperative that a number of issues pertaining to acceptance and diversity are being considered, these days, little continues to be said about our nation’s indigenous/native peoples. My wife and I recently returned from a trip to South Dakota...
In Honor of the Class of 2019: ‘The Boy’

In Honor of the Class of 2019: ‘The Boy’

Dear Graduating Seniors, Congratulations! Your twelve years of grade school will soon culminate with gifts, celebrations and a sense of pride. Consider this a simple offering intended to recognize and reward your efforts over the years. My poem The Boy is a reminder...