Recreation & Lifestyle

The Writer’s Block: Birthday Bliss

I recently celebrated another birthday. A really big one, I might add, but, unlike many past birthdays, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Not because of the surprise party my family set me up for or even because of the nice gifts I received from everyone who came. No, I had a great birthday this year because for the first time, in a very long time, I prepared myself for the arrival of the day I would officially be deemed ‘old’.

Remembering The Past: Information Wanted

I received the following in an e-mail: “Hi Diane, My husband Robert LaRouche grew up in Elizabethport until his mother died when he was 9. He was then passed around by the New Jersey social service system and ended up living with a family in Kenilworth –his ‘brother’ was Hans Friedrichsen.

EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: I know that local food has health and environmental benefits, but my local grocer only carries a few items. Is there a push for bigger supermarkets to carry locally produced food? — Maria Fine, Somerville, MA