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Mar.07.2013
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK               I spent a lot of time in recent years thinking of cancer, which is strange because most of the men in my family seem to drop dead of heart attacks. You’d think I’d spend all my time making sure everyone...
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Feb.28.2013
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK               Well, it finally happened: President Obama said something I agree with.             He wants to get rid of the penny.     ...
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Feb.14.2013
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   Daddy was a cop on the east side of Chicago Back in the U S A back in the bad old days   “The Night Chicago Died” was one of my favorite songs when I was a kid. Sung by the group Paper Lace, it was on my favorite 8-track up until I got the “Star Wars” soundtrack....
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Feb.08.2013
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Jan.30.2013
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK               In my eagerness to be loved, I signed up in mid-January for a two week weight challenge.             Well, it must be in my eagerness to be loved,...
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Jan.24.2013
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK (I wrote this back in 2005, but news of an arctic air mass heading this way made me think of it again. Also, I couldn’t write a new column … my fingers are frozen.)   My friend, who I’ll call Howie Dunnit, has some interesting ideas.  For instance, he was the first...
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Jan.17.2013
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK               The Lake Superior State University 2013 list of banished words is up, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t talk about it.             (I’ve dedicated...
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Jan.10.2013
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK               I was puzzled about why the government started naming winter storms, until I realized it isn’t: The Weather Channel is.             The Weather...
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Jan.02.2013
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK The first of the year is a great time for making predictions, mostly because so many other people are making predictions that no one will remember how wrong you were.     I’m writing this on 12/12/12, which I figure will give me some kind of magical ability...
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Dec.24.2012
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK               This being Christmastime, I thought it might be a good time to discuss Christmas. Yes, my mind does sometimes flow in logical, if obvious, directions.         ...