Pluck the Ducks

When one editor asked if I was taking last Monday off to watch my Ohio State Buckeyes play for the top prize, suspicion grew. Did he want me gone for that day, or, as a general rule, gone most days? Should I stay at home that day and nervously bounce off the walls until the 8:30...

Wishful Thinking

Here I sit, the Tuesday before Christmas, wondering what Santa will bring. What I wish for is an Ohio State victory over Alabama tonight to advance to the NCAA football championship. I can dream of a victory over powerhouse Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl. Here goes: Ohio State...

Bye, Bye Late Late

Can’t recall when I first noticed this peculiar late-night TV talk show host staring into the camera. This Scot was standing way too close to the camera. I was intrigued. My late night television habit had included watching David Letterman at 11:35 p.m. on week nights. But...

The Popcorn Option

Before the Black Friday shopping madness, I bought a new microwave to replace my ancient model. Inside a department store I was met with a wall of microwaves with various sizes, options and prices. Some were small, intended for college dorms, perhaps. Over-the-counter ovens were...

Gone, Baby, Gone?

Hit the road Jack and don’t you come back no more – Ray Charles A police car in my neighborhood caught my attention. This drama deepened when a city policeman knocked on an apartment door in my neighborhood. The officer was at the door of a neighbor – and this...

Sex Instead

Comes a tale via the daily docket of interesting incidents in our fair community. In one instance, according to city police, a male reportedly exposed himself inside a city convenience store one Tuesday. This occurred multiple times that same day by the same man, according to...
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Sex Instead

Comes a tale via the daily docket of interesting incidents in our fair community. In one instance, according to city police, a male reportedly exposed himself inside a city convenience store one Tuesday. This occurred multiple times that same day by the same man, according to...
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Sex Instead

Comes a tale via the daily docket of interesting incidents in our fair community. In one instance, according to city police, a male reportedly exposed himself inside a city convenience store one Tuesday. This occurred multiple times that same day by the same man, according to...
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Tale of Two Stadiums

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was a time of a successful fake punt, it was a time of missed field goals. But what a weekend of football! And it was only Week One. If the rest of the college and pros seasons are like last week, I’m going to have to...
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Tale of Two Stadiums

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was a time of a successful fake punt, it was a time of missed field goals. But what a weekend of football! And it was only Week One. If the rest of the college and pros seasons are like last week, I’m going to have to...
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