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Doug KellyHumorNew Year's Day

Some Really NEW New Year’s Resolutions

By Doug Kelly Yes, yes, I know all about the typical promises to lose weight next year. Natasha Spenser on Pixabay Here’s my pattern: It starts with I’m-gonna-do-it-this-time determination followed by aw-to-hell-with-it capitulation the moment I face a chicken parm...

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Ho! Ho! Ho! and a Pillow

By Doug Kelly There’s a clear image to us all of Santa Claus: Red suit, red-and-white Santa hat, big white beard and black boots. Kelly Kelly The Santa I saw today in a Clearwater department store checked all those boxes,...

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I’m NOT Dreaming of a White Christmas

By Doug Kelly Okay, okay, “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” heads my list of favorite Yuletide songs. But I live in Florida because of snow. I fully admit that snow can be cool: skiing, sledding, ice skating, building a snowman and...

COVID-19Doug KellyHumor

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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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...

April Fool's DayDoug KellyHumor

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)...

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Philosophers to Celebrate Centennial

On Wednesday, December 18th, the centennial anniversary banquet of the Florida League Of Philosophers will be held in Clearwater. What began in 1919 as a gathering of over 100 of The Sunshine State’s brightest minds has declined to less than a...

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