Change is like the mighty tide of the Atlantic Ocean. Refuse is hauled away on the backs of whitecaps and deposited in the uncharted depths. This is a good thing and yet, too often the churning surf also drags away...
The ones I am familiar with are Stop & Shop, Shaws, Market Basket, Roche Brothers, Hannafords, Big Y and Trucci's.
In the 1800s, Artist Thomas Nash drew the illustrations that are used to this day to depict Santa. He's a jolly, chubby old man, but what age did Nash envision for his creation? Since we are living longer lives...
24/7Wall Street has forecast 10 brands they expect to go out of business (at least in the U.S.) in 2014. Volvo and it's safe, but boxy cars are on the list. So is J.C.Penney, Martha Stewart's Magazine, Road &...
I noticed that in my recent Hub traffic, 1131 hits came from Google. Bing delivered only 186 and Yahoo trailed with 154. Based upon this, it does seem that Google is at least five times more popular than either of the...
The easy answer is 'sundials' - but I think they were used mainly by institutions and the wealthy. I took a trip back 2000 years in my mind to come up with my answer and then I wrote a brand new hub about it. I would...
Dunkin Donuts is fairly small compared to McDonalds, so there may not be one in your area. In New England there is a Dunkin Donuts on just about every corner of every town. There's even one inside a police station. ...
I remember thinking one time that I wanted to be the guy that stuffs the cotton into the aspirin bottles. I never got to do that ! When I was six I wanted to be a cowboy. Have not done that yet either! I still don't...
Why are people uncomfortable when the temperature reaches 99 degrees? It should be the perfect temp!
Because people's bodies have to be heated to about 99 degrees anyway, an outside temperature of 99 must then be a perfect match. If it is already 99 outside, your inner workings shouldn't have to work as hard to...
As a dog lover, I get angry every time I hear it. I only have 539 characters left to explain why so, instead of trying to cram my reason in, I will expand it into a hub......please look for it and like it, if you also...
The Braves, then based in Boston, were in last place in July of 1914 during what was shaping up to be another dismal season for a ball club that had been the dominant team of the late 1800s. Suddenly everything...
I have never flown first class or used one of the FC bathrooms. I am just curious. Are they bigger and better?
Every day billions of people ask God to "Lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil. And yet, the Bible says Eve WAS tempted by the fruit. We cannot blame the serpent, because in the garden; God put both...
I've heard that some schools are abandoning books in favor of kindles. I'm not fearful of change or progress, I just do not want to lose real books.
Can the Muslim religion co-exist with the other religions? Will there be a war between the groups. If not a full scale conflict, will there be an undeclared, ongoing war? Finally, can there ever be peace between the...
One of Boston's greatest talents, 1966 grad of Jeremiah E. Burke High School, Donna Summer has passed away at age 63. She was an incredible talent, but I don't feel she got the recognition she deserved. Will L.A. make...
My reference is to the rising GOP star, Luis Fortuno, the handsome young Governor of Puerto Rico. He's been mentioned as a possible running mate to Mitt Romney. The caveat is that Fotuno, like all people of Puerto...
I am from the Boston area and have pledged allegiance to J Geils, "Boston", "The Cars", James Taylor, Donna Summer and "The Dropkick Murphys"; but the weird sight of Steven Tyler, Joe Perry et al, gives me a feeling of...
It was a magical service. Do you remember what it morphed into?
I am going to be in the coach, no roomette, will I get meals in the dining car? Is the food included in the ticket price? Has anyone made a similar train trip.
The great melting pot is still cooking. Only the finest ingredients from all over the world have been added to the stock.
Now that they are dying financially on the Left Coast, can the Bums come home to Brooklyn where they belong. The Mets can go to L.A. if the sunglass crowd has to have a team.
This question presupposes that Barry O'bama will not be re-elected. But I believe he will be unless the opposition comes up with a blockbuster candidate like Oprah. Or maybe George Clooney. Probably not Clooney,...
He's rising in the polls and he is saying what Americans want to hear.
New York is on the ropes and the Boston Badboys look like they are going to cruise into round two with a sweep of the Apples.
The girls have had an easy time because looney tune Busey has sabbed the boys for weeks...now that he's gone, Star & Marley and company may have a little tougher time.
The new Pope died mysteriously in his sleep 33 days into his papacy. It was said that he may have been poisoned because he was ready to announce radical changes in the business of the church-including the opening of...
This is the only thing that saves me from having to pay the IRS. If I lose this, it will be very costly.
They keep picking on one of my hubs and they took away the advertising. I do not even participate in their ad program. I am not writing for money. I have never even set it up for money. They claimed my title was...
A lot of people want to see Obama's birth certificate. How about Palin? Has anyone seen that birth certificate? Some wag said they don't issue them on Venus.
Should we increase tax advantages to homeowners who install wind, water or solar power?
Every year a number of convicted killers are let out of prison, and some kill again.