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Jokes for moaners only

We’ve all heard them: jokes ending in punch lines that do a twist on a familiar song title, name or phrase. They’re less funny than corny, often eliciting a guttural “ohhhh” reaction.
Published: 04/24/15

Silver Linings

Hearing loss runs in my family. My grandmother didn’t want to be seen wearing hearing aids, so we all talked extra loudly. This was before closed-captioning, so the TV sound blared, too.
Published: 04/24/15

If black lives matter, start snitching

The first three months of this year have been some of the most violent I can remember in Tampa, with 15 homicides, so far. In a 10-day span last month, three teenagers were gunned down, one of them a 14-year-old attending a birthday party.
Published: 04/10/15

Clearwater grand openings

CLEARWATER — In an effort to attract more people to the downtown, funding has been provided from county and city taxes for two nonprofit organizations to open their doors to the public.
Published: 04/10/15

Is age a number or a state of mind?

I thought it fitting that my first weekly column about seniors and senior living should center on just what defines being a senior. After hitting a birthday milestone this year (never you mind which one), I suddenly realized: I’m old. Or am I?...
Published: 04/03/15

Some proms just worth forgetting

Many adults at times reminisce about date nights, proms and parties that occurred in their salad years of high school. My track record is somewhat shaky in that regard from grades 10 to 12.
Updated: 1 months ago

Luck of the Irish

No, my mother didn’t name me Kelly Kelly. About the worst thing she ever did involved an absolute insistence that I finish every bite of broccoli on my plate.
Updated: 1 months ago

There is no argument here: Expressing – not regressing – is the positive way to disagree

Have you noticed how some people make the most outrageous statements and expect to be believed? They pedantically employ topics ranging from transcendental meditation to quantum mechanics. When their credibility is challenged, they adroitly take offe...
Updated: 1 months ago

Just For Grins: Truth or consequences

A young woman stirs in her seat under intense pressure from Buster Chopps, a polygraph examiner and interrogator. Following the polygraph test, he unstraps the tubing and attachments from her, studies the chart, leans toward her and administers a pos...
Updated: 2 months ago

Editorial: Unite on war against barbarism

Most Americans undoubtedly believe that the brutal Islamist jihadists wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq — and aspiring to spread their reign of terror to other parts of the ever-volatile Mideast — must be put out of business.
Updated: 2 months ago