Cover of Keith Gentili book, White Mountains State

Keith Gentili: White Mountains State

When Keith Gentili was 44 years old, he had a goal: to become a member of the AMC Four Thousand Footer Club. According to, the list was formed to “introduce hikers to some of the lesser-known sections of the White Mountains of New Hampshire.” He planned to finish the list by his 48th birthday, which he did that night four years later.

Netflix Saves Us From the Writers’ Strike

Having walked my fair share of picket lines for The Newspaper Guild, which has provided me with a meager retirement fund, I understand why writers from the Writers’ Guild of America strike. The 2007-2008 strike lasted 100 days. That was a long time to wait for them to get back and gear up again to provide us with the words that, in truth, make whatever show we watch worth it or not.

The Foundry Restaurant – Hits and Misses

Let’s get this out front. The last time we ate at The Foundry was before the pandemic, and I remember the food was adequate but not exceptional. However, the food we were served on a recent night we dined was delicious. From appetizers of Caesar salad to the entrees and finally dessert. A winner on each course.

Mmm…MaryAnn’s Diner

The restaurant is reminiscent of the doo-wop fifties with all the decorations and period pieces to remind you that you have stepped back in time with the music playing melodies with words you all remember, and the red leather booths are inviting and easy to slide in.