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TAILS FROM THE TRAILS I first met Jennifer Dachton some weeks back at the Caloosa Extreme Trail Challenge, and she impressed the heck out of me. She was the first entry into the pasture, and her horse, a tall gray named Nirvana, negotiated every obstacle quietly and willingly, even the...
‘I’ ON CULTURE It seems that every summer, right in the middle of a whole load of big superhero movies, one or two really excellent “little movies” sneak in and win our hearts. Moonrise Kingdom fits the bill precisely. No one swings from tall buildings or uses high-tech gear. All...
JOE NASUTI IS THE PHANTOM The Lake Worth Playhouse is previewing its 60th season with its production of Hairspray, a musical that soars with fabulous music and choreography sure to leave you swinging like the ’60s! This Tony Award–winning, critically acclaimed Broadway musical is loads of fun with its 1960s-style...
‘I’ ON CULTURE We really enjoyed The Amazing Spider-Man. It’s a good movie that provides a good measure of fun for its audience. When you have to spend a good bit of cash to see a film, simply having good 3-D special effects is not enough. Happily, the story is...
THE SONIC BOOMER Because it’s summer and I’m “on vacation,” I decided to answer the letter that my childhood friend, Bonnie, sent me four months ago. This is actually record time, as you shall see. Dear Bon, Surprise! I am actually answering your letter of April 11! I always save your Christmas...
TAILS FROM THE TRAILS Being the center of attention in a show ring may bring joy, but being the center of attention at the show grounds because your horse won’t load into the trailer can bring humiliation and frustration. Trust me: I’ve been there more than once. One time, a friend...
TAILS FROM THE TRAILS While domesticated, horses still retain one bit of the wild in them: their flight reaction to run in fear from something they perceive as potentially dangerous or lethal. That’s what makes some horses spooky or causes them to shy at dodgy piles of debris or sinister...
THE SONIC BOOMER It has occurred to me that we humans are living our lives in reverse. I don’t know if those in the animal kingdom are as screwed up, but, thanks to our superior intelligence, we seem to be doing everything backward. We are born full of curiosity, so we...
‘I’ ON CULTURE We saw two new comedies recently thanks to the fun rainstorms everywhere. Both focused on a problem now endemic in America: adult males refusing to grow up and become men. I cannot report that either is a really good movie, but both were funny, which goes a...
TAILS FROM THE TRAILS It was that time again. The signs appeared on the tack shop bulletin boards. Announcements and reminders popped up on the local horsey web sites. Then, finally, the day itself arrives, and those familiar hot pink signs flutter along the roadsides, pointing the way to 94th...