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The best seat in the house

Last week, for the first time in months, Sue and I went to the movies. We used to go at least once a week, but now with Netflix and Hulu and Roku and all the movie channels on... read more...


Welcome, campers

Chore Camp for Teens is a unique experience that you'll talk about for years to come. Imagine how jealous your friends will be when they hear that you've gotten to fertilize p... read more...


Whine connoisseurs

We all complain about air travel -- the size of the seats, the delays, the jet lag, the turbulence, the crying babies, the other passengers, paying through the nose for luggag... read more...


The evolution of food

I was in a restaurant the other day, and it hit me that except for the artisan hamburger -- served with locally grown sweet potato fries on a homemade pretzel bun dressed with... read more...


Brittany's Law

There is a saying that knowledge is power, and when it comes to information about the dangers that surround us each and every day no truer statement has ever been uttered. Th... read more...


The egg came first twice

Once or twice a week, friends and neighbors will show up at our back door with a carton of "extra" eggs. These eggs do not come from free-range chickens. They come from the ou... read more...


To B&B or not to B&B? That is the question

In most small towns, the biggest and most elegant building on Main Street is the funeral home. Or an old-age home. These buildings always look as if they might be the starring... read more...


I signed what?

When Dr. Sam said, "You've got the prostate of a 16-year-old," it was hard to keep from beaming. This must be how a woman feels when a complete stranger tells her she has a be... read more...


You’ve been invited to an antisocial

Almost every day, I hear parents and grandparents and people on television complain about how cellphones, smartphones, texting, streaming, Facebooking, tweeting and computer g... read more...


Halt, who dates there?

Anyone who has seen the many movies made about World War II knows that soldiers who had forgotten the day's password, or who happened upon Allied troops who weren't from their... read more...


Do men get womenopause?

"You've got all the symptoms," Sue said. "The symptoms of what? "MFS." "MFS? I feel fine." "Sure, now you do, but when I asked you to vacuum the living room, you said you... read more...


The heterosexual menace

Experts estimate the number of homosexuals in the population is somewhere between 2 percent and 10 percent. Since many people are reluctant to tell their sexual preferences, i... read more...


The longest holiday

At last, the holiday season that began on Halloween will finally come to a close with Super Bowl Sunday. You may say it's not a holiday because most of us get Sunday off anywa... read more...


The top ten top ten lists

It's that time of year again for all the Top Ten lists of movies you never saw, music you never heard, TV shows you never watched and books you never read. Not that you didn'... read more...


Christmas lights, camera, action!

"You can see it from space!" Kirby complained about his next-door neighbor's Christmas lawn display. In his living room, at 9 p.m., with the curtains drawn and the lights off,... read more...



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