mysteries Archive

  • My mom broke into bedtime last night to deliver “good news and bad news” to me. Apparently we are descendants of early U.S. settler Richard Treat, which means that we […]

    I guess I picked the wrong night to fall asleep at nine

    My mom broke into bedtime last night to deliver “good news and bad news” to me. Apparently we are descendants of early U.S. settler Richard Treat, which means that we […]

    Continue Reading...

  • For the past several months, I’ve been helping my mother out with a family project. We’ve been going through scads of old, deteriorating photographs, scanning them and identifying faces. Apparently, […]

    Construct your own narrative

    For the past several months, I’ve been helping my mother out with a family project. We’ve been going through scads of old, deteriorating photographs, scanning them and identifying faces. Apparently, […]

    Continue Reading...

  • I guess I’m not the only person who loves a good mystery. I had absolutely no idea how much attention this post would receive. Throughout last weekend, I watched the […]

    Update on the nameless faces

    I guess I’m not the only person who loves a good mystery. I had absolutely no idea how much attention this post would receive. Throughout last weekend, I watched the […]

    Continue Reading...

  • A couple of years ago, my mother found an old roll of film in her house and developed it. She didn’t recognize any of the faces in the pictures. Most […]

    Who on earth are these people?

    A couple of years ago, my mother found an old roll of film in her house and developed it. She didn’t recognize any of the faces in the pictures. Most […]

    Continue Reading...

  • We had spaghetti and meteor-balls for dinner. Declan also ate a bag of crunchy frotons that came with the salad. Rather than sneak all kinds of food to the dog […]

    Outré d’ouevres

    We had spaghetti and meteor-balls for dinner. Declan also ate a bag of crunchy frotons that came with the salad. Rather than sneak all kinds of food to the dog […]

    Continue Reading...

  • Since we’re on the subject of “Unsolved Mysteries,” here’s a question I’ve pondered for years now: Why is that show always always on Lifetime, the alleged “TV for women.” According […]

    Hey, it’s “for women”

    Since we’re on the subject of “Unsolved Mysteries,” here’s a question I’ve pondered for years now: Why is that show always always on Lifetime, the alleged “TV for women.” According […]

    Continue Reading...