Monthly Archives: July 2015

What Do You Do All Day?

“Within days of registering I was making my first film appearance in “Hollywood Homicide,” a movie starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett as detective buddies.”  By Dave Riley RETIREMENT ISN’T EXACTLY A LIFETIME DO-OVER, but it is a kind of Act 2, a chance to accomplish things you never had the opportunity for during your […]

The Pilot Who Made People Smile

“There are many ways for a cartoon to be great, not the least of which is to be funny, and Leo was one of the most consistently funny cartoonists we ever had…” by Dave Riley IN THE PAST WE HAVE PAID TRIBUTE in this blog to notable humanitarians, pioneering scientists, and just plain folks who dedicated […]

Marvelous Discoveries We (Or Maybe Our Kids) Can Look Forward To

“… it’s not surprising that many of us in geezerhood, when confounded by something on a computer or smart phone, don’t call a corporate helpline. We call a grandkid.” by Dave Riley BESIDE THE FRONT DOOR inside one of my favorite seafood restaurants is an inscription that reads: “He was a bold man who first […]

‘Feeder of the Masses’ — Nevin Scrimshaw

“If there were a pantheon in the field of international nutrition, he would be absolutely at the top.” By Dave Riley EVER HEAR OF Nevin Scrimshaw? Neither had I until two years ago. He was a doctor who not only lived a long life — almost a century — but spent most of it improving […]

When We Were Kids: Baseball

Second in a series of occasional posts wherein a geezer looks back at a time when he (and Bangor) were far younger. By Dave Riley FOR AT LEAST PART of one summer, Owen Inforati was the most popular guy in our neighborhood.  If he or any of his heirs are reading this, don’t take it […]