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The Death of the Mall

Mar 26, 2015 12:01am

No matter how you cut it, that symbol of 1980s optimism — the American shopping mall — is not what it used to be. Malls across the country are suffering, and even many of those that have managed...

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A Family Tradition

Feb 21, 2014 1:01am

Usually when you hear divorce and kids in the same breath you nearly always expect the mother to be mentioned, as well. People often express honest surprise when I tell them I kept custody of my...

The Ins and Outs of Valentine’s Day

Feb 14, 2014 1:01am

Does Bah Humbug apply to Valentine’s Day? Well, maybe it should.

I don’t want to come across as unromantic, but both the lovely missus and I agree that this Hallmark Holiday is not really...

Letting Their Voices be Heard

Feb 07, 2014 1:01am

Too often in city politics the scene is one of emptiness — the meeting chambers, that is. All too often city council meetings, parks board meetings and planning and zoning commission meetings go...

MADD About the Message

Jan 31, 2014 1:03am

What if I told you that you could, through your own voluntary and illegal actions, take another man’s life and get just six months in prison? Would you be shocked or surprised?

Well, you...

The Great Velveeta Shortage of 2014

Jan 17, 2014 1:01am

I’m not a disciple of Velveeta cheese; frankly, I prefer the real thing to the processed fake stuff. But I refuse to have a shortage of Velveeta and Ro-Tel cheese dip on Super Bowl Sunday. If I...

The Cost of Ethics

Jan 10, 2014 1:01am

If there is one thing I’ve learned over my years on this plane it’s this: it’s not always easy to do the right thing. And in a more pragmatic sense, it’s not always cheap to do the right thing....

Resolving to Keep my Resolutions

Jan 01, 2014 1:01am

We all do it, make New Year’s resolutions and then fail to follow through. I used to make these resolutions but then quit for years because of the senselessness of it all. But like most things...

Keeping the Faith

Dec 24, 2013 1:01am

Faith is a powerful thing. In the right hands and used the right way, religious faith is the ultimate conduit of good. In the wrong hands, it can be twisted and contorted into something evil. Wars...

Anti-social Media

Dec 20, 2013 1:02am

I confess, for a fairly tech-savvy guy I’m not too big on social media. The English major in me rails against the dumbing down of our language as used and severely abused by Twitter, the droning...

A Winter Wonderland? Not Quite.

Dec 13, 2013 1:01am

As I sit here gazing out my window upon sheets of white ice, black slush and icicles giving up their existence in deference to slowly (too slowly) elevating temperatures, I reflect upon my status...

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