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Friday's Post

Friday's Post
  • What happened to the art of roasting?

    I was channel surfing recently when I happened upon one of those late night programs selling videos of old television shows.

    April 18, 2014

  • Some political stories are worth retelling

    With Kentucky in the midst of the political season, it’s time to share some stories I’ve heard  about the art of politicking.

    April 11, 2014

  • What happened to the safety of childhood?

    In the years before air conditioning, we slept soundly and safely with the screen door often unlatched. Our family home never had a working lock on an outside door until our parents died and it became a rental property.

    April 4, 2014

  • Memory of an old foe brings reflections

    We hadn’t seen each other for about 50 years but his face came instantly to mind when I saw his obituary. He was three years older and newly out of the military when we met as college freshmen.

    March 28, 2014

  • Parents have always scared kids straight

    The tactic of “scared straight” has been used for several years to shock misbehaving teenagers by exposing them to short stints in a jail or prison cell.

    March 21, 2014

  • She was ‘a ghost with a beating heart’

    Be warned that this is a tragic tale of someone who couldn’t believe that others loved her for the person she was.

    March 14, 2014

  • The big-eyed monster that changed our lives

    I’m not exactly sure of the date but was at least 25 years ago when that “thing” came out of a storage closet and changed my life forever. It was a personal computer.

    March 7, 2014

  • More stuff I wish I’d said or written…

    The old sports writer wasn’t happy when his editor asked him to cover a high school band concert after another reporter became ill. The sports guy went to the concert and dutifully wrote his review. Here is his first paragraph: “The high school band played Beethoven last night. Beethoven lost.”

    February 28, 2014

  • Out of the mouths of babes come good things

    As a proud grandfather, I’m constantly amused or impressed by the things our grandkids say and do.

    February 21, 2014

  • We must not fail to say what we feel

    He was a proud old sailor, a veteran of World War II, and he was anxious to tell me about a book written by one of his former shipmates on a destroyer in the Pacific.

    February 14, 2014

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