Friday, Oct 31, 2014

Columns

Let’s bury the walking dead

Just when we thought we had seen it all, the Mormons stole the Halloween spotlight by showing their underwear. What a clever idea for a costume — except, wait, the white, two-piece, modified long johns, referred to as “temple garments,&...
Updated: 20 hours ago

100 Happy Days

Like most teenagers, I can shamelessly admit that I love social media. A lot of what is posted on the Internet carries an extremely negative connotation. Over the last year or so, I have seen several of my friends participating in something called th...
Published: 10/29/14

Happy Halloween, or is it?

Is today Halloween or is it tomorrow? Wait, maybe it’s actually on Saturday, right? Oh my, all this confusion and we’re in the middle of a move on top of it. When are we supposed to hand out candy? Do we do it at our former home or our ...
Published: 10/30/14

The trouble with boys

We were on our way home, rushed as usual to get to another “kid” event. My daughter, at the tender age of 8, drops a bombshell on me. “Mommy, is it OK if I have a boyfriend?”
Published: 10/25/14
Updated: 10/26/14

I remember when…

When I was a kid, telephones sat on your desk or hung on the kitchen wall. Most homes only had one, though by the time I hit high school some rich folks had a second one. When I was in grade school, most families had a party line which meant that you...
Published: 10/26/14

It’s time to be a scaredy-cat

`Tis the season when we celebrate being afraid or causing fear. Grown men scream and run without being called “scaredy-cat.” Real women wail and quake. Parents frighten their children, even babies, without being arrested for child abuse...
Published: 10/24/14

Sacre bleu, c’est Joyeux Noel!

I ran into Stuff-mart to grab an item for my daughter and thought I’d take a quick look at fall decorations. I hoped to find a pretty fall-themed wreath for the front door. Imagine my surprise when I entered the garden section and walked smack...
Published: 10/23/14

Politics and history are underrated

If someone were to ask me what my favorite subject was, I would immediately say history. When I was in elementary school, I could never quite see the point behind my social studies classes. However, once I reached middle school, I realized not only t...
Published: 10/22/14

Here it comes again

It’s that time of year again when “momentous” decisions begin to weigh heavy on the mind. Okay, so it’s mostly on the minds of women, especially mothers. Things like:
Published: 10/19/14

We can all relate

We all have experiences in common. That’s what this column is about; my impression of experiences to which we all may be able to relate. Usually I try to make my column lighthearted and I stay away from hot political issues or controversial to...
Published: 10/18/14

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