Monthly Archives: May 2011

What You Read Into It

(NOTE: This column originally appeared online last week and was then accidentally dropped from the blog; the print version appeared today, May 29, 2011.) “Book,” Missy insisted, pushing the bright-covered volume across the table. I smiled. “Tell you what. Finish … Continue reading

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A Storm-Centered Perspective

Any other time, this would have been a “grumble week.” You know the kind: a lot of late nights, a lot of small irritants. Not anymore. Not after Reading. Not after Joplin. You’ve seen the pictures. You know what I … Continue reading

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The Fears of a Clown

Ladies and gentlemen, your next Nobel Peace Prize winner: Ronald McDonald. OK, that may overstate the case a little. But McDonald’s has been just a wee bit on the defensive lately. Especially since a watchdog group called for the hamburger … Continue reading

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Trumped

When the Donald fired himself, the crowd cheered. It almost made you feel for the guy. Almost. But of course, this is Donald Trump we’re talking about. For those who have holed up in a Montana cabin away from the … Continue reading

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SnipShot

I know, some people would love to make Hillary Clinton disappear. But perhaps not quite like this. In case you missed the hoorah, go ahead and Google two words: Der Tzitung. That’s a Hasidic Jewish newspaper out of Brooklyn, one … Continue reading

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The Great Whom?

OK, quiz time. The Great Lafayette is or was: A) The town right next to the Great Louisville and not far from the Pretty Decent Broomfield. B) The French officer who assisted the Amazing Washington before running foul of the … Continue reading

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Back Issues

I inherited many wonderful things from my parents. Blue eyes. A love of reading. A light-hearted sense of humor. I also inherited their backbone. And unfortunately, that’s not a metaphor. Especially not this week. This week, my lower back muscles … Continue reading

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We Got Him. Now What?

Finally. After 10 years. We got him. If you need to ask who “him” is, then I hope the flight in from Mars was a comfortable one. Have a newspaper – yes, the one trumpeting the death of Al-Qaeda leader … Continue reading

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