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I hope I grow up before I get old ... maybe just a smidge

September 1, 2013 Those wise sages of Blink 182 once said, “Well, I guess this is growing up.” They would know more than me, I suspect. more »»

Get busy on these must-see spots before summer ends

August 25, 2013 I have written at length about how much of a hardcore summer junkie I am. more »»

Modern school lists in short supply of neon kittens

August 18, 2013 Right about now, parents are combing the aisles of local retailers, ticking off the school-supply lists sent by their children’s teachers. more »»

Lines are blurred between summer hits and pop disaster

August 11, 2013 Technology means never having to hear “Call Me Mayb. more »»

Taking you on a T-shirt tour of the Mahoning Valley

July 28, 2013 I almost titled this column “Ever smelt a smelt? Just close your eyes and chew,” but I couldn’t muster 600-some words about fried fish bait you eat whole including their bones and faces, so I went i... more »»

All’s fair: Torrential downpours and fried Oreos

July 14, 2013 Like everyone in Trumbull County has been saying, “It’s raining — must be fair week.” The Trumbull County Fair is back, as it has been for so many summers. And, of course, it has to rain. more »»

Have a big slice of my Fourth of July fail pie

July 7, 2013 Baking is one of those things that I guess you either get right, or fail miserably. more »»

Have a big slice of my Fourth of July fail pie

July 6, 2013 Baking is one of those things that I?guess you either get right, or fail miserably. more »»

Unraveling the FLAC lossless mysteries of the iPod

June 30, 2013 I love music. I could soundtrack every minute of my life. I’m sure there’s a song in my iPod for any occasion that may occur. Blowing up some stuff? I got “1812 Overture. more »»

Summer do’s, don’ts, and it’s summer, so whatevers

June 23, 2013 It’s officially summer now. Gentlemen, start your Foursquaring. Finally, Ohioans reap the reward of putting up with all manner of ninth-circle weather the rest of the year. more »»

Improving the city can be a real walk in the park

June 16, 2013 I grew up in Warren, and sometimes before work or during lunch I like to visit some of my old haunts from when I was a kid. I’ve checked out the fieldhouse behind Warren . more »»

How to keep from going into ‘summer festival overload’

June 9, 2013 I can smell it from this office. If I opened a window, I could hear it. If I went on the roof, I could probably see it. And pretty much the rest of the city. It’s here, and I am overjoyed. more »»

Some like it hot; everyone else can just hush up

June 2, 2013 Boy, is it hot out! Ya know, that mercury is just through the roof! The temperature increased over that of previous days! The barometric pressure of the atmosphere is downright ... Yes. It’s hot. more »»

Imagine a generation without war; It’s not as easy as you think

May 26, 2013 It seems as if there has always been a war going on my whole life. Early on, it was the war on drugs. more »»

Dances with regrets:?Why I?didn’t go to high-school prom

May 19, 2013 There are many, many high-school rites of passage. Your first football game. First bully encounter. The first time you drive to school after getting your license. Rival-school-mascot-abduction. more »»

A Mother’s Day ode —and apology —to my Mom

May 12, 2013 I?am using this space to confess a gross misdeed I?have recently committed. Not often has such a lowdown, dirty being slinked forth from the primordial ooze to commit such sins. more »»

A Mother’s Day ode —and apology —to my Mom

May 12, 2013 I am using this space to confess a gross misdeed I have recently committed. Not often has such a lowdown, dirty being slinked forth from the primordial ooze to commit such sins. more »»

Instagram? Ain’t nobody got time for apps!

May 5, 2013 So last night, I finally downloaded Instagram. Apparently my friend took a photo of me and was all a-tizzy when there was no Instagram profile of me to tag it with. more »»

Repenting for my Seven Deadly Pop Culture Sins

April 28, 2013 As salacious as pop culture is, some of it is a necessary evil. For every “Jersey Shore,”?there is a “M.A.S.H.” For every “Twilight,”?there is a ... movie that is better than “Twilight. more »»

 
 

 

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