Saturday, July 31, 2021

Carol Marino: Good News

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Updated 6 days, 14 hours ago
Big Sky, big bands — and a big, hot sun

When headliner Jason Isbell sang his single “Be Afraid” from his 2020 “Reunions” album at the 2021 Under the Big Sky Festival in Whitefish, I thought this could be the soundtrack of my weekend.

Updated 2 weeks, 6 days ago
The old basement

When I was a kid in Ohio, the stairs to our basement led to a recreational oasis.

Updated 1 month ago
A (former) room with a view

Having worked from home the previous eight months, coming back to the office at the beginning of June has taken some adjustment.

Updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Vacations — you either thrive or, at least, survive

Carol's column

Updated 2 months ago
Of prairie dogs and other pests

Spring's wonky weather pattern tricked me into unwisely and prematurely buying hanging baskets and potting flowers, but wisely prevented me from buying tomato plants.

Updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Plan a simple brunch — the cosmos may have other plans

Earlier this spring I had the opportunity to meet for the first time the parents of my son’s girlfriend.

Updated 3 months ago
A refuge, a monument, and a mountain

The Oregon/California border, at least what I saw of it several weeks ago, follows an unambiguous stretch of highway named Stateline, appropriately enough, unceremoniously dividing the two states and straight as ...

Updated 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Spring is for snips and snails and puppy dogs’ tails

The day our son picked up his puppy at the airport three years ago was one that forever changed all our lives for the better — Luke’s, ours … and Copper-dog’s.

Updated 4 months, 1 week ago
Heartfelt gratitude for hospice

A recent donation I made to Hospice of Cincinnati for the upcoming first anniversary of my mother’s death gave me pause to reflect on all that has been lost in this pandemic time.

Updated 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Let’s be perfectly clear

Carol Marino's "Good news" column

Updated 5 months, 1 week ago
‘Downtown, where all the lights are bright’

Carol's column

Updated 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Family heirlooms 30 years in the making

Family heirlooms 30 years in the making

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
‘Cracking up’ in body and mind

As the old year morphed into the new one, I’d carried a round of physical therapy forward as well.

Updated 6 months, 3 weeks ago
Finding our way through, and into the new year

Even though our kids weren’t able to be here in person to celebrate the holidays in 2020, we were all still able to share most of our family traditions.

Updated 7 months ago
A ‘Christmas’ card for a coronavirus year

We’ve almost made it. Only five more days of 2020. There’s probably not a soul who isn’t looking forward to turning the last page on this calendar. We’re all exhausted.