Viewpoints

Tue
28
Mar

Now I know my purpose

Sometimes we in the news business lose sight of our mission. We forget there's a perfectly good reason why we must resist the urge to impale ourselves on our Bics while covering school board meetings that drag on longer than the Broadway run of "Cats."

Tue
21
Mar

A writer's secret wea-pun

Newspaper writers rely on several survival tools: Note pads, tape recorders, flasks of gin stashed in the bottom desk drawer.
But sometimes a fifth of Seagram's isn't enough to get us through a day of toil. That's why we sometimes implement an additional tool: The pun.

Mon
20
Mar

A misstep in the weight-loss journey

It's funny how progress sometimes doesn't feel like progress at all.

Tue
21
Feb

The stale smell of spring

Most folks don't feel they've sniffed spring's scent until the hyacinths unleash their fragrant flowers.

Thu
16
Feb

Saying goodbye to the Good 'N Plenty

I looked like a 5-foot, 10-inch Good 'N Plenty.

And it wasn't just because I was wearing a hot-pink T-shirt and a pair of black running pants. Not only was I the appropriate Good 'N Plenty color, I was shaped like a Good 'N Plenty.

Let's back up for a moment.

Wed
01
Feb

Declaring war on pork

My fellow Americans: You may be aware that I am running for president in 2008.

Mon
23
Jan

Come on baby, let's do the twist

Christmas is over, and I still have the blisters to prove it.

I have fallen victim to Twist-tie-itis, a malady that has cropped up recently among parents.

Tue
17
Jan

Girls' minds change like the weather

I figured out early on how fickle girls can be.
I was 14 and nuts about a shapely, curly-haired classmate. We'll call her "Julie" because this column is published in my hometown newspaper and I want to safeguard her identity. And also because her name is Julie.

Mon
19
Dec

A serious gift -but a necessary one

"It's the most wonderful time of the year. There'll be much mistletoeing and hearts will be glowing when loved ones are near" ... or so old crooner Andy Williams sings every holiday season.

Mon
19
Dec

Therapy balls are a dog's best friend

Recently, I paid almost $20 for a pair of little rubber balls.

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