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Rick Koster

Rick's List — Prime Hallmark Channel Season(s) Draweth Night edition

There are a lot of things I don't understand, and modern technology is at the top of the festering heap of my ignorance. So I had no idea what a friend was talking about last week when she explained that, returning home after a long vacation in Maine, she'd left several important gadgets or...

Steve Fagin

Into each life some rain must fall, usually when you least want it

While paddling back to my car last Sunday after joining dozens of other boats at the annual Niantic River Kayak Regatta, I silently thanked the weather gods for holding off on threatened thunderstorms.

Rick Koster

Rick's List - "Back in the Tube" edition

I'm taking an online course from the Iowa Writers Workshop called "How to Create New Idiomatic Expressions." The hope is that, if I can get a PhD in Whimsical Colloquialisms, I might be able to find freelance work inventing quaint clichés to capture recurring experiences in...

Steve Fagin

Breaking news: No escape from relentless reports on heat wave

“This is Faye Knooz, once again bringing you live team coverage of the season’s first heat wave that has crippled the region with nonstop reporting of weather-related news ..."

Carol Sommer

The man who made time stand still

The Avery Homestead is probably the oldest house in Ledyard.

Rick Koster

Rick's List "Estate of Ronnie James Dio Auction" edition

Being "in the loop" as a Professional Writer about Music (PWAM), I'm privy to all sorts of things You Common Folks (YCF) never see or even hear about. For example, I just got word that, on September 14 and 15, an eminent West Coast auction house will be selling loads of memorabilia from...

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Steve Fagin

People are STILL slobs! (and other progress reports)

What are slobs thinking? I guess nothing at all — it’s all reflex: Finish beer, cigarette or burger, roll down window, toss, keep driving.

Robert Tougias

The rose-breasted grosbeak's race against time

The breeding season is beginning to wind down now, and the sound of young fledglings is slowly replacing the morning chorus of territorial male birds.

Steve Fagin

Packing for a hike: Less is more

While hiking up the Tuckerman Ravine Trail en route to a winter climb of New Hampshire’s Mount Washington some time ago, I noticed cans of food and other supplies scattered every so often along the snow-covered path.

Dr. Jon Gaudio

Can less sometimes be best?

A nice old fellow who came to see me was his usual funny, cantankerous self, hobbling with his cane and grumbling about the ravages of time on his body.

Rick Koster

Rick's List — I'll Fix Campaign Commercials Edition

These are eldritch times. The wolf is at the door; his breath is foul and he won't take no for an answer. Darkness and Decay are thinking about holding illimitable dominion over all. And, if he wasn't deceased, Greg Lake would fear tomorrow he'd...

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Kevin Hart — Sept. 28, Toyota Oakdale Theater, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Friday; $65-$135

The Bouncing Souls — Oct. 20, Webster Theater, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $27.50-$30

Glenn Hughes — Aug. 28, Space Ballroom, Hamden; tickets on sale now; $40-$45



Lindsey Buckingham — Nov. 29, Garde Arts Center; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Sat.; $55-$300

Tony Bennett — Oct. 4, Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $45.75-$65.75

So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018 — Oct. 14, Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $29-$49

Jim Gaffigan — Feb. 22 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $55-$135

Kevin Hart — Sept. 28, Toyota Oakdale Theater, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Friday; $65-$135

The Bouncing Souls — Oct. 20, Webster Theater, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $27.50-$30

Glenn Hughes — Aug. 28, Space Ballroom, Hamden; tickets on sale now; $40-$45