Byline: By JIM BAER

In Lewis Carroll’s 1871 poem “Jabberwocky,” the author makes a case against pretentious Victorian poetry by using nonsense verse, neologisms and...

It’s that time of year again. A new year is about to unfold and bring with it a heavy dose of reality for the citizens of Concord. My crystal ball...

My Turn: Privacy madness in America

12/19/19

At some point in every person’s life, moments arrive that can only be expressed as unpleasant, odious and repugnant: getting out of bed in the...

Jim Baer: On growing old

11/17/19

In Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy As You Like It, the author creates a character in the person of the philosopher Jacques and his famous monologue, ...

The Concord School Board is at it again. It is bad enough that examples of gross incompetence in national politics are keeping many of us awake at...

Mediocrity is an equal opportunity human condition. It can be found in most fields of human endeavor. It appears to be growing worse.Mediocrity is...

My Turn: A few lessons in gifting

8/11/19

I enjoy giving. Millions of people have purchased New Hampshire Lottery tickets with the hope of becoming financially independent. I am among them...

In our troubled world, there is little to be joyous about. Global warming, droughts, famines, diseases, wars, corrupt leaders, population...

The Atlantic magazine is well respected for its high standards of journalism and professional integrity. In the autumn of 2016, it published an...

Laura Knoy’s morning program The Exchange on NHPR is popular and engaging. Sort of like that second cup of coffee that gets your day off to a good...

I begin my day by first reading the front-page news in the Monitor and then turning to the obituary page. Losing local friends reminds us of how...

A recent article in the news caught my attention because of the author’s alarming statement. The writer commented on how important it was that our...

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