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Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:00 AM
So, which knows many of my habits at least as well as the NSA and Apple, sent me an email last week to let me know my favorite prog rock band, Yes, has released a new CD.
  • Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    So, which knows many of my habits at least as well as the NSA and Apple, sent me an email last week to let me know my favorite prog rock band, Yes, has released a new CD. 

  • Sunday, July 06, 2014 12:44 AM
    It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark... and we’re wearing sunglasses. -- Elwood Blues 

  • Sunday, June 29, 2014 1:03 AM
    As many of you read in Saturday’s edition, Brad Thompson has stepped down from his District 50 school board seat. He had to. Brad moved from one neighborhood and into another, and school board seats are geographically assigned. 

  • Sunday, June 01, 2014 12:23 AM
    It’s time to fan out, folks. The Salvation Army needs your support. Well, actually the people served by the Army need your support. 

  • Ch-ch-ch-ch changes:  Some good, some bad, some indifferent
    Sunday, May 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    A wise man once said “Nothing is so constant as change itself.” My father was a wise man, but I’m not sure his quote will stand the measure of time as much as the one just related: “Do socked feet leave footprints in the sands of time?” 

  • Sunday, May 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    If cancer were a person, it would be the most unwelcome and unpleasant house guest anyone could ever imagine. 

  • Sunday, May 04, 2014 12:00 AM
    Golf is one of those games where fans are generally expected to be quiet. Sure, you hear the applause from the gallery when a player makes a great shot. 

  • Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Before we know it, June will arrive and usher in another Festival of Flowers. The 47th Festival of Flowers, to be precise, and this one has a couple of twists and turns to it. 

  • Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    It’s difficult not to get more than a twinge of excitement right now. It’s almost as if the Masters not only officially heralds spring, but also sort of jump starts a big season right here in Greenwood.
    We just had the inaugural Uptown Live concert, with Fabulous Expressions kicking off the season (congrats on no rainout, band!), the next one is about to take place Thursday and then — or so it seems — things really take off at break-neck speed. 

  • Sunday, March 30, 2014 12:03 AM
    A few of you who read this column — which might mean all of you, since there are probably only a few who read it to begin with — have expressed disdain for the occasions when the column jumped from one topic to another.
    Writers sometimes call these "random thoughts" or something catchy like that. Political columnist Thomas Sowell produces such columns with a degree of regularity. 

  • Sunday, March 23, 2014 12:27 AM
    AP style.
    Journalists toss that phrase out as if it gives them swag, like the man who thinks having a subscription to GQ magazine alone will make him a sharp-dressed man. 

  • Sunday, March 09, 2014 12:19 AM
    Remember Y2K?
    Some of you are old enough to remember that huge scare. Businesses in particular were scrambling to inoculate their computers and servers against a cataclysmic event: the year 2000. 

  • Sunday, March 02, 2014 1:07 AM
    Recognizing that social media has essentially taken over the world — hey, it proved literally revolutionary in Egypt, didn't it? — I have concluded my funeral will be conducted through social media channels. 

  • Sunday, February 16, 2014 12:05 AM
    Did anyone else have flashbacks this week?
    I'm not talking about the kind of flashbacks Timothy Leary would have had, either. This is about the winter blast we just dug our way out of before being rocked by a 4.1 earthquake compliments of Strom Thurmond's home county. 

  • Sunday, February 09, 2014 12:17 AM
    When news broke of the April 1999 Columbine High School mass shooting, most of us old enough to recall the event were in shock. We shook our heads and wondered how a couple of high school students could even develop, much less carry out, something so heinous, so tragic, so cold.