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Treat yourself to a haunting

Treat yourself to a haunting

I love a good, ol’ spook movie. I’m talking about the classic (usually black and white) movies with ghosts, vampires and werewolves, and mon…
Representing the letter O

Representing the letter O

In case you live under a rock and haven’t heard, I’m the living personification of the letter O. At least, according to my family.
Leave ‘Phantom’ alone

Leave ‘Phantom’ alone

“The Phantom of the Opera” is arguably my favorite musical of all time. I have a hard time choosing just one because I have seen so many oth…

Political highway signs

Anyone traveling on US Highway 34, between Mt. Pleasant and Fairfield in the last few years, has no doubt noticed the political signs. They’…
Call me John Boy Walton

Call me John Boy Walton

The name Earl Hamner Jr. might not elicit knowing looks from people under the age of 50, but the name John Boy Walton does. If it doesn’t, p…
Learning on the job

Learning on the job

Editor’s note: This column first published Nov. 1, 2016.As a parent, I learn something new every day…
#SOTU

#SOTU

Editor’s note: This column first published Feb. 1, 2018.A little pub on the corner of Washington and…
An escape weekend

An escape weekend

Last weekend was my annual weekend with friends of more than 40 years. This year’s hostess was Kim, the only one of the five of us still liv…
Books are  not stupid

Books are not stupid

It was always one of my secret dreams to become a published author, but it was the gasp of a college classmate that confirmed it.
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