Category Archives: Opinion

Lent by Addition

I have thought about this post several years during Lent, but I have procrastinated to a point well beyond Easter for two reasons. First, I’ve never really touched on religion on this blog. Second, I don’t want to draw undeserved … Continue reading

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Empty Tables – Because We Can

One of the emerging family traditions in our house is for my daughter and I to play a board game when she is visiting for a holiday. A couple of years ago, I got lucky and found the “Pittsburgh Edition” … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Here we are at the start of another year, a time for review, regrets, predictions and resolutions. Well, maybe review. I don’t let the seeds of regret germinate. I don’t have a crystal ball and I don’t make resolutions. The … Continue reading

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A Timeless Quality

Rod Serling was one of the first storytellers that I truly admired. I didn’t just watch the Twilight zone, I read the stories. I checked his books out of the library over and over and I read the stories over … Continue reading

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When Marketing is Worse than Spam

I got email today from Herman Melville which is creepy. The subject line was holiday related yet sexually explicit, which made it even creepier. I ignored it because people use subject lines like that to lure you in, to pique … Continue reading

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Oooh a Bonus Word

I mean, who can resist a bonus? Actually, this prompt arrived just in time to help me avoid a bonus. As of 8:00 AM, Friday, November 28, 2014, Amazon had sent me no fewer than 10 emails telling me about … Continue reading

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The Results are In…Who Cares?

Earlier this year, I was listening to an NPR interview where the person being interviewed was explaining the difficulties associated with conducting political polls these days. Of course, my first thought was “then just stop trying” because I hate getting … Continue reading

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