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Stoned Again

Being raised as a somewhat straightlaced kid, a new girlfriend in high school noted my confusion when on our third date she asked, “Hey, you wanna get stoned?” Ask me that now and instead of confusion you’ll witness a glazing...

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Bridge Over Untroubled Waters

I love bridges. I even loved Lloyd Bridges and his 1950s TV diving series "Sea Hunt," but that’s not only irrelevant to this article, it also lays bare the fact that I’m an old-timer. Nay, I speak here of the...

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Beauty Beats the Boredom

Tired of following your shadow around the house during this pesky pandemic? Me too. I found a pleasurable way to pass the time that doesn’t require face masks or social distancing. Just grab the keys to the car and leisurely...

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At the Feet of Aristotle

I have some philosophical and hypothetical questions I’ve been wrestling with during our home confinement hours, and they may vex you as well. Check these out and see what you think.    Disproving a Law of Mathematics?   It’s said...

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Literary Outtakes and Bloopers

Over the years as a journalist, I’ve kept a file on my favorite gaffes & goofs from well-meaning writers, announcers and advertisers. See if you get a few LOLs from some of these. Headlines Fighting Puts Talks in Jeopardy Red...

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When Being Odd Is Cool

Are you fascinated by that which is unconventional? Do you look at the world a bit more whimsically than the average person? Do objects d’art and things that are odd, unusual and even macabre fascinate you? If so, don’t feel...

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Two Years Making (Radio) Waves

After authoring three books and seeing travel writing opportunities shrink a couple of years ago, I pondered the future. Another book? Ramp up article queries? Retire? None of those options blew my skirt up. And then I remembered Kelly and...

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Just How Swift Are You?

Five years before the incorporation of Clearwater as a city, a witty fellow named Willard Espy was a master of word play. Just prior to that time, a new character named Tom Swift came along in a series of children’s...

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