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August 29, 2014 RSS feed / Commentary

The end of the world comes with over 400 channels

40–Something

Is it just me or does anybody else think a television channel numbered 384 is a sign of the impending apocalypse? Actually, there are much higher numbers than that, but that’s the one the new S.E.C. More...

Still roaring

I’m just saying...

I’ve been on the reunion planning committee of my high school class since I moved back to town 11 years ago, and this weekend, we celebrated the ( gulp) 40th Reunion of the Class of 1974. More...

Hitting the Big Time

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation

My son Chad reminisced recently about a touching father-son moment we shared many calendar pages ago. It seems I said the “Land of Opportunity” story was a myth, and most people end up in much the same place as our parents and friends. More...