Figuratively can literally rest in peace. Literally means – or meant, some years ago – that what was discussed was literally true. It was a statement of fact, not a word picture. So Kylian Mbappe didn’t literally place the French soccer team on his back en route to the winning the World Cup, which would… Continue reading D__fuse confusion
Cindi Wight is a great ambassador for Rutland Recreation and Parks Department as well as active living in general. But Wight, the superintendent of the department, has been bringing a lot more to the job than even that for years. She's been bringing her family. The Wights -- husband Keith and children Josh, Molly and… Continue reading Rutland’s first family of recreation
This new year, like most years and like many people, I decided I needed to get into better shape. Which is, let's face it, how gyms make money. I saw an article online recently that said as many as 90 percent of people who sign up for health clubs as a result of a New… Continue reading Resolving to run … or plod to fitness
By Randal Smathers Can eating your veggies make you healthier? There's an innovative program in Rutland that aims to show it's a fact. Each Wednesday, 100 bags of locally grown vegetables are handed out by the Health Care Share program to families and residents of senior and assisted living homes whose doctors have prescribed them.… Continue reading Food, from farmers
By Randal Smathers Madison and Griffin Kingsbauer have a different story to tell when it comes time to write their “what I did this summer” essays. The sister and brother – she's 15 and he's 13 – ran a farm stand at their father's medical practice. Every Monday from April 9 to August 22, the… Continue reading Summer @ the Farmacy
Three of the four remaining teams in the NHL playoffs value skill over aggression, which is a hopeful trend in the NHL. NHL teams tend to copy success -- so the team that wins the Cup sets a template for other teams. And this year, three of the four divisional playoffs were won by the best-skating team in the… Continue reading Speed thrills
Here's the thing the Washington Capitals are failing coming to grips with: The team is built around a winger. So what? Teams that win championships are built down the middle. If anything, the Caps are regular-season overachievers, not playoff busts. They are OK down the middle -- Evgeny Kuznetsov might, possibly, be in the discussion of elite centers at some… Continue reading A wing and a prayer
So apologies to Boston Bruins fans. I'm not a Bruins hater (I started watching hockey about the time Robert Gordon Orr started getting paid to play it so I've always had a soft spot for them), but living in New England means getting doses of NESN coverage and there's nothing that makes a thinking person… Continue reading Capt. Fantastic … or craptastic?