Columnist: Neil Offen

Mar. 01, 2015 @ 03:03 PM

Neil Offen: Off to a running head start

Although I am not, at this time, a candidate for president in 2016, I have decided to create an exploratory committee that will explore ways I can avoid saying I am a candidate for president in 2016.


Feb. 22, 2015 @ 03:07 PM

Neil Offen: Turning the page on the Internet (sort of)

A few days ago, just as I was all geared up to waste a few hours on mindless digital drivel, my Internet went down.


Feb. 15, 2015 @ 12:03 PM

Neil Offen: A foodie’s delectable dictionary

Even though I am a card-carrying “foodie” who was eating food and carrying cards before it became cool, there are a number of foods and dishes that I never heard of before about March 23, 2008. Fortunately, I have done my research, which I am more than willing to share.


Feb. 08, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

Neil Offen: The tale of the tapes

Some years ago, just in time for them to become useless, I bought a number of audio cassette music tapes. It was part of my long-standing tradition of hopping on board a new technological trend at the precise moment the trend was ending.


Feb. 01, 2015 @ 04:27 PM

Neil Offen: Why ‘tiring’ is root of retiring

Someone recently asked me what do I do now that I am, technically, retired. I don’t play golf. I don’t trade stocks. I don’t complain (at least very much) about how my back hurts. So how do I spend my time? How do I fill my days? Why does retired sound like you are just getting tired again? Here’s my answer.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 06:04 PM

The late show or, never ever early

Now, I’m not naming any names here —except, of course, for the repeated references to my wife, Carol — but there are certain people who just can’t seem to be on time.


Jan. 18, 2015 @ 06:21 PM

Neil Offen: A winter weather advisory

This is a winter weather advisory for the surrounding region and all those who can’t remember that yes, you do turn in the direction of the skid even if it does seem counter-intuitive.


Jan. 15, 2015 @ 12:38 PM

Makeup days set for DPS students

Students who attend DPS schools operating on a traditional calendar will make up Wednesday's missed day of classes on Jan. 20, which had been scheduled as a teacher workday.


Jan. 11, 2015 @ 11:59 AM

Neil Offen: The state of my state

My fellow Americans, including most Red Sox fans, I am here today to once again report on the state of my union.

 

Jan. 04, 2015 @ 03:45 PM

Neil Offen: Either way, it was a wash

While growing up, I was deprived. I spent much of my youth without a dishwasher.


Dec. 28, 2014 @ 06:06 PM

Neil Offen: It was a very good year ... I think

It was a year to remember, and I wish I could. I know I put it somewhere. And I’m pretty sure I had it when I walked into the room, if I could just remember which room I walked into.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 06:40 PM

Neil Offen: A high-tech holiday in verse

’Twas the Monday before Christmas,

when all through the manse,

not a hashtag was stirring, no tweets had a chance.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 03:36 PM

Neil Offen: Walk this way

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Dec. 07, 2014 @ 01:43 PM

Neil Offen: Sick of it

I don’t get sick. I never get sick. That is, of course, what all of us say when we actually do get sick


Nov. 30, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

Neil Offen: A question of security

To make sure you are not a robot, an Uzbekistani hacker or an 11-year-old computer geek living down the block with too much time on his hands, please answer the following security questions before we can allow you to access your account.