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Posted By Heywood on 2012 Jun 4 - 11:14am

Babysitting brings thoughts of how very similar the bookends of life are.

Well, my granddaughter turned 18 months a few weeks ago. Yep. Riley’s a real cutie. And now that she’s getting a little older, my daughter, Cally, is beginning to let me baby-sit every so often. She thinks we play well together. After all, we’re almost on the same reading level,...

Posted By Heywood on 2012 May 10 - 5:18pm

Survival gear should always include floaties.

illustration by Charles Marsh Let’s see, where should I begin? OK, first the good news. I am now a charter member of the River Crest Yacht Club. You’ve probably never heard of it. Perfectly understandable, because I just recently founded it one stormy day a few weeks ago. But it’...

Posted By Heywood on 2012 Mar 5 - 2:51pm

When is a lie not a lie? When it’s a spin.

I read the other day that every one of us, on average, tells four lies a day. That number is quite a bit higher if you’re a politician or under age 5. Of course no politician wants to be accused of lying, so over the years campaign managers came up with a term that was more acceptable to the...

Posted By Heywood on 2012 Jan 25 - 11:01am

I don't think many people would be too upset if we did away with the month of February. Seriously.

To put it simply, if you can visualize life as a yearlong road trip, then February is the gas station bathroom. It is the red-headed stepchild of the calendar. Mercifully, it is only allotted 28 days, but occasionally it swells to 29. And to make it even more annoying, whoever invented February...

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