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The scourge of the 21st century: Spam

February 20, 2011 I don’t know how to tell you this, but this could be my final column. more »»

Love stories just in time for Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2011 Exactly 16 years and one day ago, my then boyfriend proposed to me. more »»

The Super Bowl is all about the commercials

February 6, 2011 Oh, it’s a tough time to be a Cleveland fan, no? What with the Browns just giving away the last few games of the season and the Cavs on a wildly out-of-control spin unparalleled since Maverick and... more »»

‘Tis the season to take down that tree

January 30, 2011 Happy New Year. It is Dec. 30, isn’t it? Oh no, no, that’s right, it’s Jan. 30. Christmas and New Year’s have been over for about a month now. more »»

The Valley weighs in on ‘American Idol’

January 23, 2011 Well, we’ve all seen it by now. Yes, folks, the 10th season of “American Idol” is officially underway and its new hosts have been sufficiently introduced to the country. more »»

Survey says opinion is divided on opinion polls

January 16, 2011 I was having this interesting discussion at my day job recently. A few colleagues and I were talking about public perception. more »»

Getting out from under the winter blahs

January 9, 2011 I don’t know about you but I’ve been in a very bad mood for the past nine days or so. more »»

Resolve to make resolutions that count

January 2, 2011 OK, here it is, Resolution Day. more »»

The year’s most and least productive week

December 26, 2010 It’s an argument as contentious as any other in recent memory. more »»

The true meaning of the Christmas season

December 19, 2010 And now, in what has become a tradition of bootlegging, I give you my version of Clement Moore’s “’Twas the Night before Christmas.” This year, the topic is as timely as the season. more »»

Cutting cards out of the Christmas whirlwind

December 12, 2010 And so, this is Christmas ... prep, actually ... 2010 styl. more »»

Son drops the ‘G’ word on unsuspecting mom

December 5, 2010 Eleven years ago tomorrow was the happiest day of my life. Bar none. It was the day my son Kyle was born. more »»

On Black Friday, to each his own craziness

November 28, 2010 Here it is — the post-Thanksgiving column. It goes without saying but I will again — I am blessed beyond imagination. more »»

Forgetting about ... what was it again?

November 21, 2010 You know you’re preoccupied when you forget to sleep. No, you didn’t read that wrong. I actually forgot to sleep last week. Sleep in, that is. more »»

Father Time is hitting the fast-forward button

November 14, 2010 It happened as we were on our way to Kyle’s indoor soccer game at the Mayor Ralph A. Infante Wellness Center in Niles. more »»

A parent’s nightmare: Adolescence

November 7, 2010 I need to take a moment today to thank my parents. Thanks to them, I am a well-adjusted, kind (I hope!) and caring individual. I have a lovely family, wonderful job, terrific friends. more »»

Why spend a day scaring ourselves silly?

October 31, 2010 At the risk of repeating myself for the umpteenth time, I hate Halloween. more »»

Just say no to negative campaign ads

October 24, 2010 Hi. I’m Patty Kimerer and I approve this column. Why wouldn’t I? They are, after all, my exact sentiments. And guess what’s on my mind this Sunday? Negative campaign ads. more »»

The scariest monsters of all: Mom and Dad

October 17, 2010 I have the sweetest little friend, Laura. I affectionately refer to her as “LB.” LB is about to become a mom for the first time. She’s so kind and sweet and adorable. more »»

The differences between men and women

October 10, 2010 OK, so today is 10-10-10. I know, I know, it’s super rare and way cool. It hardly ever happens. Except, of course, that it’s going to happen twice next year, sort of. You know, on Jan. 1 and Nov. 11. more »»



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