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Bingo! It’s time to dig through those bad family photos

August 24, 2014 The market of nostalgia is thriving. more »»

 
 
 
Summer of sharing: One man’s trash is another man’s goulash

August 10, 2014 Waste not, want not — that’s not a bad philosophy. Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness. The whole better to give than it is to receive thing is good to. more »»

The beauty (and scariness) of the great outdoors

August 3, 2014 The world is a wonderful place. It’s full of mountains and butterflies and flowers and bunnies and sunsets and rainbows and trickling streams and all that stuff. more »»

Determining if it’s luck or coincidence, in lotto or life

July 20, 2014 Greetings! I write you from the office-less land of Vacation, which is from a place not unlike my actual office. more »»

Home is where you hang your hat, your heart, your heart-hat

July 13, 2014 Many people practice forms of browsing masochism. more »»

Summertime: Living is easy, the cotton is knee-high

July 6, 2014 There must have been a reason for all of those knee-high cotton tube socks in the ’80s. more »»

Million-dollar ideas for the price of one newspaper!

June 29, 2014 Everybody has their get-rich-quick scheme. A concept that is their ticket to stardom. An invention that will change the world. Some million-dollar idea. more »»

It’s time for the spring gremlins to come out and play

June 22, 2014 As I write this column from a barely functioning 10-year-old PC (barely functioning not from lack of care mind you but from the unforgiving operating system expiration) with no Internet (thanks to... more »»

Escape on an exotic getaway to the sock-drawer sea

June 15, 2014 Even though “Cosmos” is over (and I am not yet done referring to it endlessly), I will refer to one of its delightful elements: the cosmic calenda. more »»

Beware the cheesy triangles of the Illuminati pizza cult

June 8, 2014 I recently hurt my ankle. No biggie, but it was enough that I needed a day off it on a sofa with some Netflix. Totally kicking and screaming, of cours. more »»

You won’t believe the miracle fruit secrets of this column!

June 1, 2014 The Internet is a trap, and we are its prey. We know this. Or, we should know this. more »»

Boomerang karma: A story of habitual car key neglect

May 25, 2014 If you love something, let it go; it will return to you. I am straight-up abusing this concept. more »»

How to get to ‘Sesame Street?’ Just follow the llamas

May 18, 2014 For a few brief fleeting moments last week, it was summer. Bright, shining, warm summer, full of joy and possibilities. Cars were washed, bikes were ridden, ice cream was eaten. more »»

Throwing Legos into the pop-culture supercollider

May 11, 2014 Last Sunday, I gave in to curiosity. Waiting for “Cosmos” to come on (still shamelessly plugging that), I dared to dwell on Fox between 8 and 8:30 p.m. Sunday. more »»

May the Fourth be with you, and without all the CGI

May 4, 2014 A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, there was a perfect movie. Full of action, adventure, brave heroes and heroines, evil villains and strange worlds. more »»

How not to get tangled up in a brush with fame

April 27, 2014 Last week, there was a concert at Packard Music Hall by one Kevin Costner — bodyguard, prince of thieves, farme. more »»

From life’s dirty kitchen, spring offers rebirth

April 20, 2014 I hope everyone around the Valley has had a good weekend, hopping down Easter Bunny Lane at Kraynak’s and enjoying fine candies from Gorant’s and Daffin’s. more »»

Running, or how to fill your legs with pure hurting

April 13, 2014 Like most Ohioans, a large portion of winter is spent staring longingly out a window, dreaming of a world that doesn’t try to kill us as soon as we walk outside — frost nipping at your heels like so... more »»

Through the wormhole and into the belly button

April 6, 2014 Like many, I have been enjoying the recent update of Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos. more »»

The limited-edition, hand-crafted, solar-powered hit single

March 30, 2014 This week I read that those samurai rap legends the Wu-Tang Clan are making a very special album. There will only be one copy, and it will be recorded on the highest quality of materials. more »»

The Trumbull with Tribbles: UFOs over the Valley?

March 23, 2014 Like many kids who grew up in the Mahoning Valley, I spent much of my childhood hidden among the rows and rows of books at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library. more »»

 
 

 

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