Doug Kelly

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Clearwater Clashes

A spoonful of species makes the rod tips go down.  Written by Doug Kelly, photos by Kelly Kelly Many anglers who travel long distances to fish often discover that their own backyards produce as good or better action. I’ve certainly...

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Masks as Modern Art

Needless to say, in the past year masks have been at the top of shopping lists thanks to Xi Jinping, the president for life of China. Suddenly wearing a mask isn’t the domain of bank robbers, trick-or-treaters and partying adults....

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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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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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Just for Grins

In these troublesome times, a bit of levity goes a long way. Here are a few jokes that might curl your lips upwards a bit. In some cases I’ve edited them a bit for G-rated purposes. A Slight Misunderstanding A...

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Dream Interpretations

No one really knows why we dream. Maybe it’s temporary insanity; maybe it’s our subconscious mind seeking relief; maybe it’s simply because can’t do without nightly entertainment while we sleep. Whatever the reason, I conducted a survey of Clearwater citizens...

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Doug Kelly for President

As a candidate for President of the United States on the RepubliCrat ticket, Doug Kelly, who recently was described by Eccentric Magazine as "an extreme moderate," offers the following platform: * NATIONAL DEBT: "I will reduce the twenty-two-trillion- dollar ($22,000,000,000,000)...