I'll Never Be On Oprah

There are some traits or inclinations that aren’t necessarily passed down. I’ve got more hair than my father does. I don’t eat as many Snyder’s Pretzels. And numbers don’t speak to me the way they do to him. more »

Feb 2, 2014 7:17 PM -playground- 7 Comments

Lighting Up the Creek

“The idea was to extend the Oxford tradition of having that one sailboat lit up at the head of the creek. He wanted a creek full of lit-up spars. Then it became trees. And it went on for years, but never got traction.” more »

Dec 17, 2013 8:38 PM -lifestyle- 3 Comments

Building a Summer Bucket List

This list is often amended as the season wears on, changing longer trips to short ones or adding newly discovered hikes and haunts. In all cases we approach the list with the discipline of any summer school task: with half-hearted diligence. more »

Jun 17, 2013 9:02 PM -playground- 2 Comments

There's Something About a Ferry

There are no U-turns, no gridlock, no highway rest stops, no security lines. Ferries mean hard-to-get-to locations, accompanied by expansive views and the white noise of the foamy waves. more »

Sep 11, 2012 9:54 PM -the road- 1 Comments

Celebrating Oxford's Nautical Tradition

The Port of Oxford is hosting the Second Annual Nautical Festival and Flea Market on Saturday, September 1. Since Oxford’s founding, its prosperity has been anchored in the river, and it has risen and fallen like the waters along the shorelines. more »

Aug 26, 2012 9:10 PM -hot seat- 4 Comments

Oxford Enters Into High-Level Negotiations Over Aquatic Recreation

Phil covers breaking news from Oxford's latest hearing. more »

Mar 12, 2012 9:35 PM THE WORLD AS I SEE IT 3 Comments