Joined at the hip

Joined at the hip

What do you get when you combine music and love in the land of a thousand beautiful sunsets? If you're lucky, somewhat persuasive and not running too late, you get Joined at the Hip and a nice glass of chardonnay. That's what happened to me, anyway, as I took a victory lap around St. Armand's [...]

Buttering up Grandma Peggy

Buttering up Grandma Peggy

More than almost anything else, my mother loathes butter. Her standard breakfast order -- dry toast, crisp bacon, eggs scrambled hard -- is a mandate not a request. Should butter appear on her plate, she will lose her appetite for the entire meal and the offending restaurant will face her non-negotiable butter boycott. So, when [...]

Super Bowl and Civil Rights Champions

Super Bowl and Civil Rights Champions

It seemed to me that the laughter, crossing 2,000 miles and bubbling up over 52 years, is one of the best indications of Vince Lombardi’s success as both a Super Bowl and civil rights champion. After seeing a photo of herself and Ruth Pitts as part of the “Delay of Game” exhibit at the Neville [...]