By Gray Bostick Well here we are, at the end of another year and it's Christmas already! Christmas, that magical, special time of the year, when music and lights and excitement—especially for the little ones—fills the air. It's Santa and Rudolph and Hallmark movies and cards and carols and shopping and laughing at The Griswolds … Continue reading MUSINGS: Thoughts at Christmas…
By Gray Bostick Every now and then I catch myself living in the past. Not in a bad way, mind you, just reminiscing. Maybe it's part of growing older; maybe it's a combination of a lot of things...including my finally growing up at all, according to some wiseacres. But I digress... And speaking of “now … Continue reading MARLBORO MUSINGS: Every now and then…and Christmas
By Gray Bostick Tomorrow, just as millions of others around the country will do, we'll gather to celebrate one of our favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, the single national holiday that has largely been saved from commercialism. At least thus far. It's the one holiday holdout that is still primarily about family and friends coming together … Continue reading MARLBORO MUSINGS: A Brief History of Thanksgiving
“THE CHANCE” I'm humbled What a difference a few short months can make. And my world has surely been shaken. But I can only shudder at the thought of what a difference it would have been without y'all. Some folks fancy me a writer; all I know is sometimes I have some things I wanna … Continue reading A Thanksgiving Week Message of Thanks…and a thought.
By Gray Bostick A right instead of a left. The flip of a coin. The luck of the draw. A simple twist of fate, and lives are forever altered. And one area family with deep and historic local roots epitomizes exactly how fate can set a dramatically different course for two brothers. To many long-time … Continue reading Bobby Griffin: A Veterans Day Tale of True Service
Given all of the slings and arrows and barbs and bullying and pouting and general acting like spoiled five-year olds -- when not preening and pontificating and posturing for TV cameras -- we've enjoyed from our so-called "leaders" over the past few weeks over Kavanaugh, it seems it good time to re-run this column from … Continue reading I guess we never learn…
By Gray Bostick Original Photography by Judy Quick Sharon Life is simple. Or so it would seem. All we have to do is rise, go about our day spending time with family and folk, nourish ourselves on whatever fills our sails – and if you're lucky, do it among kindred souls, rest a bit, then … Continue reading “Reflections on a Wave”
Thank you, Judy. My heart beats for you....your love astounds me.