Keyword: My Lousy World
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Well, I’m a few weeks late with my New Year’s resolutions recap, but it was a short, half-hearted list anyway. Let’s face it: With COVID claiming half-a-million lives, and … more
Many a night I’m reminded of the Everly Brothers singing so eloquently, “Whenever I want you, all I have to do is dreeeeam.” Gary Wright crooned it to another level with, “I … more
The letter to the editor is a valuable weapon for any maligned and/or misunderstood citizen. I think Bart Simpson said it best with, “The pen is mightier than the flaming bag of poop.” It … more
It was while I was spreading my second slice of butter bread to accompany my spaghetti — thumbing my nose at all the keto mumbo jumbo — I thought of my late father, Alfred P. Blough. Ma … more
It seems like just yesterday I was turning a global shutdown into a positive call-to-arms, walking almost daily. It started with less than a mile and eventually morphed to 3-plus miles at a … more
As I began reading the July 30 bicycle-crash column, “Looking for Heather,” I began thinking, “Hmmm; I didn’t know my brother Paul was a writer.” The photo wasn’t … more
I’ve been quite irregular as of late, due to a column roughage deficiency. My writing has been so infrequent, I feel I should introduce myself, pending the blessings of my Tribune superiors, … more
I’m not one to conjecture when the end is near; I’ve been rapture-victimized too many times. The projected date comes and goes, leaving me feeling foolish for my last-minute prep. In the … more
I’ve often used the cliché “Join the club,” like when someone says, “I can’t catch a break,” or “I think I might be demon-possessed.” But you … more
How to put a monetary value on a Bible? I’d guess your standard NIV at around $30, with an audible, as translated by Donald Trump, much pricier. Priceless though, are those years-old, tattered … more
I recently read Madisynn Valdez’s prize-winning guest column, and I must say it left me feeling a little unsatisfied and empty. Oh, not because of the quality — quite the contrary; I … more
You may have noticed I’ve been very irregular lately. I have no excuse for this lack of movement, save for procrastination and good habits being much harder to reclaim than bad ones. It’s … more
I know the line forms at the rear, but I’d like to jump in and tell Ethan Asher I’m rootin’, prayin’ and greatly inspired. Anyone who knows me and my gambling, … more
I dare say, the great nieces and nephews are dropping like flies. With all these non-stop weddings, I don’t think I’ve ever showered this often in one summer. It’s almost becoming a … more
Should I claim a strong work ethic, many scoffers would surely exclaim, “You can not be serious!” That just shows once again how badly I’m misunderstood. Granted, recent decades … more
Just turn left on the Badger Basin Road and go about 4 or 5 miles,” he said. “It’s the Mountain View Club, surrounded by pine trees; you can’t miss it,” he said. I … more
You don’t hear hilarious catch-lines like, “Sock it to me,” anymore. Nor will you hear “You bet your sweet bippy” or “Vedddy interesting.” Time-honored … more
Now where was I before I so rudely interrupted myself with a long-winded part one a few weeks ago? Oh yeah, small towns in close proximity yet so far apart. If you recall, I somewhat blamed Powell … more
Does absence really make the heart grow fonder? Possibly in some cases, but the breakup with my fiancée happened in 1989 and these last couple years, I find myself dreaming about her less and … more
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