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The Inseide Dope, by Bob Seidenstein

A stable kind of guy

My pal Russ Sheffrin and I almost have a lot in common. I know the word “almost” doesn’t fit with the term “having things in common.” It’s a black and white issue — either you do or you don’t, right? Wrong! Bear with me on this one, willya? Russ and I are both locals. But ...

Fun times with The Fallout Follies

I was a wee poppet when I first heard of Blackbeard’s undiscovered treasure. And when I did, I became an instant treasure hunter myself. Given who I was, and am, my treasure hunting was neither skilled, systematic, nor energetic. Instead, if I hap’d upon a treasure, fine. If not, also ...

O.L.H. R.I.P.

Last week I bid a final, and fond, farewell to a long-time pal, Rose Ann Hickey. Rose Ann lived two houses down from me for at least 30 years. She was a wonderful gal — bright and kind, fun and funny, always upbeat and engaged. She was an excellent teacher, a devoted church-goer, a friend ...

Reading between the lines

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” — Dalai Lama Last week on the Enterprise’s Facebook page was posted a pic and article about the newly-painted bike lanes on Ampersand Avenue. (The lanes were put there to ...

It takes a whole village

The word “meshugge” perfectly illustrates the levels of meaning found in Yiddish words. Literally, it means crazy. But what kind of crazy? Well, it could be certifiably so, or just mildly nutty. Or maybe sweetly silly. “Eccentric” could be one equivalent; “goofy” could be another. ...

Mid-Winter Blues of a very different kind

One great thing about writing a column is I have complete freedom to choose my subjects and how I want to develop them. But as we all know, freedom has its costs. And in the case of column writing, the cost is total lack of direction. I can write on anything, but figuring what that ...