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Many of us remember, “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” As a refresher, it’s the story of a shepherd boy who [...]
Somebody with not enough to do has scoured the Census Bureau files to find out which are the tiniest[...]
A little cleanup this week – some last thoughts about the Super Bowl. By this time, most people arou[...]
Almost without fail, we can depend on the news media to provide stories of strange and unusual topic[...]
We all remember our favorites as we grew up – mom and maybe grandma, too, had some recipes we really[...]
We now get our news from many sources. It wasn’t that long ago that newspapers, radio and TV were th[...]
Lists. They’re everywhere. They govern our lives. And as we age, we find them ever more indispensabl[...]
The Aviation Safety Network (ASN) sends me emails whenever there’s a commercial airplane crash anywh[...]
Some people with too much time on their hands are on the loose. I received an email from WolframAlph[...]
The year is coming to a close soon, so I thought it was time to wrap up some loose ends. Let’s start[...]
Most people enjoy a measure of Christmas music, especially now that the holiday is less than a week [...]
Have you ever noticed how many stories about animals make the news? News people must find them fasci[...]
As a former broadcaster, the item that follows gave me a good chuckle. Barron’s magazine recently ra[...]
We keep getting ahead of ourselves. A radio station in Louisville, Ky., began playing nothing but Ch[...]
A while back, I used this space to offer some thoughts on the Top 10 Classical compositions. If you [...]
In her column in last week’s Gazette, Paula O’Kray detailed some of the items from holiday cat[...]
I was going through a stack of old papers recently that contained news items I’d clipped over the pa[...]
There’s a restaurant in Pensacola, Fl., – McGuire’s Irish Pub – that has $1 bills stapled to the wal[...]
We have 26 letters in our alphabet. So do the Germans, but that doesn’t count umlauts. The Greeks ha[...]
We returned from a 10-day trip to Kentucky and Alabama last week – and one of the highlights was a 1[...]