Category: Views

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Opinion: Predictability on TV

I like TV shows about crime, but over the years I have found that there are number of recurrent themes in these law enforcement programs that drive me crazy. Here are a few examples:...

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Opinion: An oldie but goodie, circa 2008

How would you react if your son caught the winning TD pass in the Super Bowl? Would you cheer? Cry? Twerk? I did all three when my extremely constipated 4-month-old son finally managed to...

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Opinion: (You know what) on a shingle

I love cookbooks. I have a fairly sizable collection, 300 or so, and I’m always adding to it. I read them for fun, for entertainment, for education, and occasionally for cooking. So it was...

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Opinion: A big week

It has been a big week. They all are; but, this one seems especially packed, back-to-back, with all the things that keep the adrenalin pumping. Life has a way of reminding us that it...

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Opinion: Waging a good marriage

Everybody throws the word “bet” around. “Mary Ellen, I bet we’re going to be late again.” Or, “Dick, I bet that burger has 50 grams of fat.” I enjoy a good wager every once...

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Opinion: Germaphobe? Not this parent

I dropped my work badge and keys in a not-yet-flushed toilet today at the high school where I teach. And not the faculty restroom, mind you, but one frequented by hormonal teenage girls. Disgusting,...