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Seven Good Books

February is GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO GOOD BOOKS MONTH. Here are 7 of my favorite titles to write home about. A few of them are sprinkled with nostalgia, but that’s just fine with me. There’s nothing wrong with nostalgia. Thirty years from now we might look back on today with fondness. Once a Runner…

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Ten Things That Occured To Me This Month

Do you think U2 would have an easier time getting there if Bono used GPS where the streets have no name? I bet it would be really hard for a comedian to tell jokes in front of crickets. Readers might have been appalled if Lee Harper and Truman Capote collaborated on a book and called…

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Abuse Runs Deep At Scrooge & Marley

It happens every Christmas. A cheap, insensitive curmudgeon named Ebenezer Scrooge gets spooked by a dead business partner named Jacob Marley and three ghosts. He suddenly becomes nice to people. Then at some point down the road he gets mean again until the following Christmas when he gets nice – again. How soon after Christmas does…

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Teen Wrestler Says Uncle, Forfeits Match

A 126 lb. wrestler for I-Quit High School said uncle just seconds before he would have been pinned at the Regional Championship in Belfast, Ohio yesterday. Teammates, coaches and fans are grappling with all sorts of emotions following the bizarre incident that resulted in a forfeit for both opponents. “He had the left side of my…

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Dad And The Magical Elixir

Dad kept a bottle of booze in the pantry when we were growing up. He never drank from it. It was for medicinal purposes. If he smashed his thumb and it turned into a mangled lump he could pour the booze on it to relieve the swelling. He smashed a lot of thumbs back then.…