As “No Mow May” bursts upon us, Pickle just put off the tinkering with those darned lawnmowers and enjoy the wonders of spring. This 2010 Squirrel Pie deserves its annual reprise. The yellow darlings are popping out along every south facing wall in town. I always picked a bouquet of […]

My youngest just had a birthday. Sometimes I forget how old I am, like when I am deciding to climb a ladder to get on the roof to clean my skylights or when I decide to move furniture that weighs more than I do. The age of my youngest reminds […]

By Darren Derendorf
Special to the Times

As an unashamed car fanatic, the winter can be a dark and dreary time. Race tracks fall silent, the blacktop turns into a white hellscape that can and will ruin every part of an automobile, and all of the most fun and interesting vehicles get tucked away safely for the […]

The Montreal Expos have been gone for 18 years and seven months, yet they refuse to go away. For years there was alleged interest in having the Tampa Bay Rays play summers in Montreal, and springs and falls in St. Petersburg, but the best team in baseball in 2023 is […]

The Bassmaster Elite Series season resumed this past weekend at Lake Murray, South Carolina. It is a body of water that I had not been to in the past but it had a good reputation as a great place to fish. I usually enjoy getting to fish new bodies of […]

Friday morning! The start of a perennial event, Spring Fever Days, over in Emu, home of some really strange birds. I was excited. The WRRD Lions Club was unveiling its Pontoon Boat Raffle Prize and Telford and I were in charge of the kickoff of ticket sales. We were set […]

Paul Barton was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1961, studied at the London Royal Academy of Arts, was an extraordinary portrait painter, and became a concert pianist. You wouldn’t think so, but something was missing from his chosen career, and he didn’t know what. He travelled to Thailand in 1996 […]