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Keep this column, despite urge to purge

I’ve heard it said that we spend the first half of our lives accumulating “stuff” and the second half getting rid of it. Every now and then, I feel the urge to purge. Some things are easier to get rid of others. For example, I have no trouble dumping food that has spoiled and can […]

No ‘excuses’ for this column

From the time that children begin speaking, they begin making nonsensical excuses. A child could have crumbs all over their face, but if you ask them if they got into the cookies, they will adamantly deny it. And who amongst us hasn’t told a teacher that, “The dog ate my homework”? Dogs aren’t exactly known […]

This does not compute to a break-up

“Don’t anthropomorphize computers — they hate it.” — Unknown I remember the first time I saw a computer: It was 1982 and it took up an entire room at Wright State University. I had to “key in” my data onto cards, then wait in line to have them fed through the gigantic machine. If I […]

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Ah, when kids were like house plants

Some people pine for the “good old days” when life was simpler. Living in modern times is anything but simple. Young people today have it harder than anyone in history. The pressure! If a guy asks a girl to marry him, it has to be a two-camera shoot and a viral video, or it doesn’t […]

Our Ohio neighbors are creatively making many crafts in their free time: — — — Sarah Mellington-Smith and Ben Smith of Wilmington, Ohio: “The Bearsmith” Hand-knitted and customized (color, lettering. logos, etc.) bears, plus cats, foxes & more. Including Memory Bears made from clothes of a loved one. From $30 (lower based on quantity ordered). […]

Too many choices, too little time!

As times change, it seems our choices get vaster and more varied. I can remember when buying sheets was easy. Now it’s downright complicated. They’ve got more bed sizes, like California King (I supposed the Rhode Island King is much smaller. Or maybe they’re called Rhode Island Pawns). Some sheets have “deep pockets” (which is […]

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Not so ‘Queen of the Potluck’

We all have fears and phobias that cause us anxiety. For example, I’m afraid of barbershop quartets (long story), but they are pretty easy to avoid. I just have to stay away from steamboat river cruises and the year 1885. Whenever I’m invited to a “carry-in”, I have a lot of anxiety over what to […]

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