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Uncouth ‘forget’ good manners

November 16, 2014 I am uncouth. I prefer to call it pleasingly casual. I have no ideas what “couth” is, but I do know, after reviewing the rules of the growing trend of business etiquette boot camps, that I am not i. more »»

More on Europe travels

November 14, 2014 Continuing from my column of Aug. 22, the last day in Brussels, after dinner, Aunt Mildred, Christine and I shared the sights of the day before they went to their room for the nigh. more »»

Christmas Tree Growers are a great group

November 13, 2014 The Northeast Ohio Christmas Tree Growers began meeting in 1998 with tree farmers from Trumbull County, and has expanded to include members from other counties in northeast Ohio. more »»

The worst ear worms of them all

November 9, 2014 I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want — I want someone to get a trowel and an empty soup can, dig these ear worms out of my brain, and feed them to a Karma Chameleon. more »»

Chocolate improves, uh, oh, don’t tell me...

November 2, 2014 Wait a second. It’ll come back to me. Oh, yeah, that’s right — chocolate improves memory! What awesome timin. more »»

10 things I’ll miss about Ohio, the Land of Ham and Fireworks

October 19, 2014 Dearest readers, as I strain to write this column under dim lantern light with this ancient quill, I can only hope it finds you well, for I am about to embark on a long journey, fraught with peril,... more »»

Cricket Complex chirps too late

October 19, 2014 It is amazing how well a spouse’s voice carries — when you don’t want it to. I could be on a business trip in an area so remote that not even my cell phone work. more »»

Meatloaf 3 Ways a good way to clean pantry

October 15, 2014 In 10 years, one amasses lots of stuff. Especially in the kitchen. In preparation for moving, I have been paring down my mountains of stuff in every room of my house. more »»

Even though YOLO, don’t be a FOMO (and other bad acronyms)

October 12, 2014 Right now, even as a bird sings sweetly, even as a flaming red leaf drops from a tree silhouetted against a cerulean sky, the world is turning. And it is turning too dang fast. It’s fall. more »»

That creepy, chilling time is upon us again

October 12, 2014 Well, you knew it was coming. It happens at this time of year like clockwork. A clockwork orange, that is. Blech. more »»

The scary thing is laughs are better

October 12, 2014 It’s the time of year when a young person’s fancy turns to horror movies, mazes and mud wrestling. Well, not mud wrestling. more »»

What is in your attic?

October 10, 2014 The attic in a home is usually described as a space or room found below the roof usually exposing the rafters. Sometimes bedrooms or mother-in-law-type rooms are built there due to large families. more »»

Helicopter moms and drone dads

October 5, 2014 As usual, young Fetid Jr.’s bedroom lay in shamble. more »»

A visit to the zoo will have you feeling like gnu

October 5, 2014 I’ve mentioned a few weeks back that I’m reading “Wild,” the story of a young woman who hiked the Pacific Crest Trail (like 1,000 miles) as a sort of therapy to cope with recent events in her life. more »»

Center visits provide chats

October 3, 2014 About a month ago, Betty McKibbon came to me after church on Sunday and asked if I knew where Louise Gilbert was living now. more »»

Traficant helped to keep Youngstown weird

September 28, 2014 Last year I had a small burst of entrepreneurism and ordered up a batch of stickers to sel. more »»

GOP gov campaign on despite victory

September 28, 2014 Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor met with some members of the Tribune Chronicle Editorial Board recently. more »»

Come and knock on our colorful door

September 28, 2014 The color of your front door matters. Pick the wrong color and your door will scream, ‘‘Go away! I’m taking a nap!’’ Or possibly that’s the right color, depending on your grump factor. more »»

Demise of amusement park a mistake on the Lake

September 21, 2014 Since most of the Internet is caught up in an endless 20-or-so-years-ago nostalgia loop, there is always some article about Walkmans or purple ketchup to get one reminiscing. more »»

Over-40 set doesn’t need reminders about aging

September 21, 2014 I’ve never been one to complain about getting older. Well, not seriously, anyway. I mean, the aging process is, as they say, a privilege not granted to all. It is a gift, a blessing, an honor. more »»

 
 
 

 

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