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A world of pure exaggeration

January 7, 2019 Stephanie Dolan

By Curtis Honeycutt We need to talk about “literally.” I’m afraid we’re not using it “correctly.” Now, before you accuse me of being a Captain Crankypants about this, hear me out for a minute. Literally […]

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TOP TEN SANTA CLAUS COMPLAINTS THIS YEAR

January 7, 2019 Stephanie Dolan

By Torry Stiles 10. I got so-called psychologists telling me I have to drop the whole naughty or nice thing. “Everyone should get a present.” Sheesh. 9. It’s freakin’ cold out there. 8. Reindeer feed is high-fiber and […]

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Unjustifiably maligned celery

January 7, 2019 Stephanie Dolan

By Wendell Fowler In the Mediterranean, crunchy celery has been cultivated and used as food and medicine for millennia. Although, in America celery, meh, it’s been diminished; just another dreaded veggie we’re “forced” to eat. […]

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The most superlative you

January 7, 2019 Stephanie Dolan

By Curtis Honeycutt Since Julius Caesar proposed the aptly named Julian calendar in 45 B.C., people have been making bold resolutions to improve themselves. For the record, Caesar’s resolution didn’t work that year, as his […]

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New Year’s resolutions for 2019

January 7, 2019 Stephanie Dolan

By Rick Hinton The New Year means different things to different people. New Year’s resolutions certainly play a part. Resolutions all boil down to simply — dissatisfaction — and admitting our shortcomings; to finally making […]

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Christmas: Supernatural or paranormal?

December 28, 2018 swan

By Rick Hinton “So this is Christmas. And what have you done? Another year over. And a new one just begun.”  Happy Xmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon, 1971. It’s the holidays, and sometimes […]

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The ballad of Dewey and the cat kids

December 28, 2018 swan

By Rick Hinton Torry Stiles, columnist for The Southside Times, can change your perspective on how you look at things. During an all too short social engagement with him and his lovely wife, Laura and I […]

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Some things can’t be taught

December 20, 2018 swan

By Stephanie Dolan The world is full of teachers. We come across them in coffee shops, in churches… even on street corners.  Those teachers found in the classroom, though? The best ones will inevitably say […]