• October 20, 2017

    After eye surgery, how do you keep your head above your heart?

    Putting on socks, shoes and boxers may require the caution needed around Harvey Weinstein, though J.P. Devine disavows ever having known him.

  • October 13, 2017

    An all-new look coming this autumn

    Despite having a cataract procedure scheduled, J.P. Devine writes that worries about not wearing glasses have diminished as he gets a look at cool designer eyewear.

  • October 6, 2017

    Who’s that knocking at my door?

    Really, it all begins with the iPhone, and then you have Walmart wanting to deliver groceries to your door, writes J.P. Devine.

  • September 29, 2017

    Honor the flag? Honor thy father

    While he wouldn’t call himself a patriot — entirely too vigorous — the flag does have meaning for him, writes J.P. Devine.

  • September 22, 2017

    Where fountains of local gab flow

    To keep yourself vital, find your way to a barber shop to talk to people of all stripes and persuasions, writes J.P. Devine.

  • September 15, 2017

    The facial demands of new technology

    The new iPhone X, with facial recognition software, puts more pressure on appearances, technologically speaking, writes J.P. Devine.

  • September 8, 2017

    A birthday toast to Dr Pepper

    On the occasion of his entry into the world, his mother sweetened her palate with a swig of the soft drink, forever making Dr Pepper the toast of his birth, writes J.P. Devine.

  • September 1, 2017

    Gifts of apples for my teachers

    Teachers are more valuable than ‘a dime a dozen,’ despite what the governor says, and each deserves an apple for the differences they make in our lives, writes J.P. Devine.

  • August 25, 2017

    Better luck next time in quest for employee of the month

    Believing he was to be honored with a plaque by the Morning Sentinel, J.P. Devine ups the ante for next year — and it’s not just tiny Swedish meat balls.

  • August 18, 2017

    Get those eclipse glasses ready

    Amid myriad leaks emanating from the Oval Office of 45 involving consumption of the sun by snakes or dragons, J.P. Devine reveals sure-fire ways to handle the celestial event.