Dr. Jon Gaudio

Creatures of habit

We learn by repetition. But no matter how much I learn, I seem to always forget more.

Rick Koster

Rick's List — Plane-Towed Banner Edition

In the summer, especially on holidays like July 4th, Labor Day and National Humidity Day, when the beaches are packed with folks whose only focus is not on having fun but rather on stuff like where to get the best insurance deals, I always look to the sky. Specifically, I like to spot...

Steve Fagin

Rapids, lakes and bugs: An Allagash adventure, Part II

Surviving squalls, wind and bugs on an exquisite, 90-mile wilderness river

Rick Koster

Rick's List — Naive Edition

The other evening at a dinner party, I made on offhand comment, something about, "Gosh, I don't see anything bad happening anywhere in this fine world of ours ever again." And one of the folks eating foie gras said, "Hey, if you ever decide to recount this conversation...

Steve Fagin

An Allagash River Adventure, Part I: Surviving squalls, wind and bugs on an exquisite, 90-mile wilderness river

Resplendent with churning rapids, sparkling lakes, dense forests and panoramic views of distant mountains, Maine’s Allagash Wilderness Waterway embodies a paddler’s paradise — except when you step ashore.

Carol Sommer

Friends without borders

In 2011, the United Nations declared July 30 an International Day of Friendship.





Rick Koster

Rick's List — Don't Kill the Humidity Messenger Edition

I used to think it was more dangerous to write music reviews than political editorials. Readers might have hated George W. or Barack, but they didn't seem as violent as folks who took offense if I was critical of a favorite band.

Steve Fagin

Loading a pack: Less is (usually) more

Years ago, just before departing on a nearly month-long climbing expedition to 22,841-foot Aconcagua in Argentina, five of us spent an entire day sorting through a veritable mountain of food and gear.

Rick Koster

Rick's List — Literal Bad Advice Edition

There are dozens of advice columns across the spectrum of newspapers, magazines and the internet. And they promise sound recommendations for all sorts of troubles and perplexities citizens face every day. But I've never run across an advice...

Steve Fagin

Don’t grow horns — hang out in nature

A study published earlier this month in the journal Scientific Reports found that spending as little as 17 minutes a day in nature, or a total of two hours a week, significantly improves overall health and well-being.

Dr. Jon Gaudio

A piece of New London history

One chapter in the history of medicine of New London County has just been closed with the retirement of two physicans, Dr. Peter Milstein and Dr. Brian Ehrlich

Rick Koster

Rick's List — Retirement Gift Registry edition

At some point — long after this sort of thing would have occurred to a reasonable human being — I realized that life wasn't strictly a moment-to-moment proposition. This was in my early 40s, when I was married and my wife...


Upcoming concerts and shows

Twenty One Pilots — Oct. 17 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $74.75-$94.75

Nick Kroll — Sept. 28 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $40, $48

Anuel AA — Dec. 15 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday; $50.50-$140.50

Johnny A, Kasim Sulton — Oct. 3 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $40

Ray LaMontagne — Oct. 11 at Providence Performing Arts Center; tickets on sale now; $39.50-$99.50

Louie Anderson, Rita Rudner — Oct. 12 at Bushnell, Hartford; tickets on sale now; $39.50-$99.50