• December 10, 2017

    J.P. Devine: Ms. Kramer and Jack — a love story

    A recent death in the family reveals the tender relationship between a dog and a bird, J.P. Devine writes.

  • December 2, 2017

    The stranger on the cold streets of Boston

    You just never know who you might bump into from far away and impossibly long ago, writes J.P. Devine.

  • November 26, 2017

    Our 57th Christmas tree and other stories

    Loving April with lights in her hair in Cleveland and a memorable first night in a New York apartment lead up to promises to a Bloomingdale’s associate and the necessity to move a chair for a Christmas tree, writes J.P. Devine.

  • November 19, 2017

    The Great Awakening of Colbyville

    A look into the future finds Paul LePage cutting the ribbon for the start of a subway from Colbyville (formerly Waterville), writes prognosticator J.P. Devine.

  • November 12, 2017

    Adventures of one kind of veteran

    A tale in six acts and a happy Veterans Day to vets who are real, J.P. Devine writes.

  • November 5, 2017

    Sunday, my prints will come

    Moving the column to Sunday sparks memories of glamor, of the sacred, of interlaced fingers that bind us together, J.P. Devine writes.

  • October 27, 2017

    POTUS 45 seeks best wall design

    A new committee gets a flood of ideas from great wall builders such as Steven Spielberg, Chinese entrepreneurs and Russian gulag engineers, writes J.P. Devine.

  • 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.