Byline: By JIM BAER

There is an ill wind blowing across America. It carries the promise of the imminent collapse of the Grand Old Party in November.The GOP was once a...

Simon and Garfunkel were a gifted vocal duo. Their list of hit songs is long and they have enjoyed the adulation of several generations of devoted...

One of the joys of being a cynic is the comfort that I take from being vilified for being a person who views most of the affairs of mankind as a...

Squirrels and other wild animals are bright enough to “squirrel” away nuts for use as a winter food larder.City and town budget planners are now...

America and the world are in troubled times. The COVID-19 virus pandemic is fertile ground for those who are trying to put a political spin on a...

Lately, all of the news appears grim. The COVID-19 pandemic, stock market corrections and political uncertainties are taking a toll on the...

Tucked away in a small space in the lower level of a building on Pleasant Street Extension, was a memento of Concord’s past: the Green Martini...

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...

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