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A better idea?

Ford has a better idea, or so the 1960s television automobile commercial stated.

In praise of fruitcake

I come here to defend the indefensible holiday edible known as fruitcake, yes that seemingly abominable Roman creation that magically appears during holiday parties.


His full name was Walter Addison Marable, Addison to most anyone who knew him, but to generations of boys and girls who knew him best, it was simply, “Coach.”

Christmas wish list

This column has been devoted before to my favorite Christmas presents of all time, including BB guns, toy planes, Tonka toys, erector sets and Lincoln logs.

Go Fever: Modern day shopping?

The Christmas holiday shopping season has long since begun to resemble NASA in its heyday before the Apollo disaster in 1967, Challenger disaster in 1986 and Columbia disaster in 2003.

A senior moment

I reached a milestone last week, one more than 55 years in the making.

In praise of cranberries

I’m a selfish eater, especially when it comes to the holidays, and I want what I want.

Simple wisdom

I can only assume some of you have experienced the same feelings I’ve had on occasion and felt you had very little control over the most miniscule things in life.

Arachnophobia ... not really

The month of October is perhaps my favorite time of year, and not just for Halloween, one of my favorite holidays and the beginning of the countdown to Thanksgiving and Christmas.