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Wedding Fever By: 04/14/2014 @ 9:03am

Spring has sprung and a young person’s fancy turns to thoughts of establishing an ongoing collaborative synergistic interrelationship with a hominine biped who is a member of…

A Taxing Time By: 04/07/2014 @ 11:39am

The sounds of weeping and gnashing of teeth can be heard throughout the land at this time of year and not just because it’s National Poetry Month, which means that we are…

Fire and Ice By: 04/03/2014 @ 11:22am

Last week I ate habanero-mango ice cream.I saw it on a restaurant menu and decided on the spot that I might never get the chance again, so I ordered it. After all, one of my New…

Cheese Withdrawal By: 04/03/2014 @ 11:19am

My wife and I recently attended a dairy exposition, a bacchanal of cheese and ice cream and chocolate milk. And all for free!I am not kidding. There were numerous dairy processors…

Less Heat, More Sunshine By: 03/25/2014 @ 8:25am

I had quite a column written this week. It touched on an important social issue. I did hours of research, even used some actual facts. It was sensitive, thought-provoking, and…

A Full Irish Breakfast By: 03/24/2014 @ 10:31am

My wife and I have been remiss about observing St. Patrick’s Day, but we made up for it recently by downing a full Irish breakfast that was served to us by a squadron of Roller…

Saba By: 03/04/2014 @ 7:57am

There’s an island in the Caribbean called “Saba.”It’s five square miles, only has a couple of thousand people living there - basically just a forested mountain poking out…

The awards season By: 03/03/2014 @ 10:02am

The awards season is again upon us, an annual rite that takes place during approximately 12 months of each year. There are so many awards shows, a person would need a scorecard to…

Sparkles the Adventure Cat By: 02/24/2014 @ 8:21am

The hawk glared imperiously from his high perch on the barn rafter, his telescopic eyes focused upon the furry critter below. The tiniest whisker twitch was observed and analyzed…

Parenthood By: 02/17/2014 @ 11:00am

It seems like you can’t swing a cat these days without hitting someone who has penned a book about parenting. This either means that there are a ton of such tomes out there, or…

Winter Olympics By: 02/10/2014 @ 8:50am

It seems as if all you hear these days is Winter Olympics this and Sochi that. My wife and I have such a level of enthusiasm for these events that we will be commemorating them by…

A furnace emergency By: 02/03/2014 @ 10:40am

It was one of those jarring, middle-of-the-night announcements that smacks a guy with all the subtly of a gigantic bubblegum bubble bursting in his face.“Wake up!” urged my…

Tablet troubles By: 01/20/2014 @ 10:11am

I don’t know why I did it. Perhaps I was afraid of not being hip. Or maybe I secretly thought I wasn’t being tortured enough.The rationale I finally used was that I deserved…

No good deed By: 01/14/2014 @ 10:46am

You’ve heard the phrase, “No good deed goes unpunished.”Well, I haven’t exactly been punished this week, but I’ve certainly been frustrated, and all from trying to do a…

Government lessons By: 01/14/2014 @ 10:42am

Everybody talks about the government, but no one ever does anything about it.This is simply human nature, I suppose. It’s a lot easier to criticize something than it is to…

Ducks By: 01/07/2014 @ 7:43am

I don’t like ducks.Okay, maybe that’s not fair. Let me just say that to this point in my life, I have yet to meet a duck with whom I wished to be friends.The homepage on my…

I really like Christmas By: 12/24/2013 @ 6:46am

“I really like Christmas. It’s sentimental, I know, but I still really like it.”Those aren’t my lines. Tim Minchin, an Australian comedian and singer, wrote them in 2009…

Penguins By: 12/17/2013 @ 8:12am

“Wait a minute,” I said. “I need to save the penguins.”Another one of those lines I never heard myself saying.Among the great variety of grandchild toys scattered hither…

Stupid By: 12/10/2013 @ 8:34am

“Being dead is easy – you don’t even know it, your condition only impacts those people around you. In that respect, it’s much like being stupid.”That quote made me laugh…

Winter woes By: 12/10/2013 @ 8:31am

I’m always disappointed when it happens, even though it always happens every year about now.Every year my hopes are dashed when cold weather arrives. Just once, couldn’t the…

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