You realize what you miss about Quincy when you're gone
Steve Eighinger

You realize what you miss about Quincy when you're gone

There is nothing that can make you appreciate the Quincy area more than an extended absence.

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If I had a ballot ...
Steve Eighinger

If I had a ballot ...

Another year of nominations, another year of mild disappointment. If you have perused the latest list of nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I'm sure at least some of you feel like me at this time every year.

Heroes emerge in aftermath of hurricanes
Steve Eighinger

Heroes emerge in aftermath of hurricanes

This installment of "Good Guys of the Month" is dedicated to some of the individuals making a difference in the aftermath of the extensive damage caused by the recent hurricanes to strike the United States and Caribbean areas.

The cheesecake was great, but my future wasn't in the restaurant business
Steve Eighinger

The cheesecake was great, but my future wasn't in the restaurant business

Every time I walk into a restaurant I always remember the first job I had. I was a busboy in the summer of 1971, working for what was a popular national restaurant chain at the time, one that is now out of business.

Nothing wrong mixing a little humor with your zombie infestation
Steve Eighinger

Nothing wrong mixing a little humor with your zombie infestation

In our house, the season of Halloween boils down to two things.

Another unkind year for Baby Boomers, Silent Generation
Steve Eighinger

Another unkind year for Baby Boomers, Silent Generation

Remember not so long ago when we were discussing what a tragic year 2016 was when it came to losing so many of our favorite celebrity figures? Well, don't look now, but 2017 - unfortunately - is more than holding its own.

October isn't just for Halloween
Steve Eighinger

October isn't just for Halloween

October is one of the year's feel-good months. Along with Halloween -- aka "Free Candy Day" -- there are a host of special days on tap this month.

Tragedies are more than just must-see TV
Steve Eighinger

Tragedies are more than just must-see TV

In recent weeks, we have watched the hurricanes, flooding and desperation for hours on end, and when we've had enough we simply turn the channel.

We may have a winner for Moron of the Year
Steve Eighinger

We may have a winner for Moron of the Year

Permit me to say we may have found the Moron of the Year. For the moment, that's all I'll say. See whether you agree after perusing the latest installment of "Morons of the Month."

There are days when memories can ease the burden
Steve Eighinger

There are days when memories can ease the burden

The best -- and worst -- things about growing older are the reminders that often accompany the process. Just recently, I experienced both ends of that spectrum.