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On the Other Hand
Can we learn from others? PDF Print
Saturday, March 22, 2014 8:00 PM

We see countless stories about the current economy and the destruction of people’s lives and livelihoods. Heck, we don’t need to watch the news or read about. Some of you, your neighbors or someone you know is going through it.

We need to see more of how some people, communities, groups, whoever, are making it. Some are making it.

We need to get up and do something. We are sitting around complaining and waiting and whining for someone to fix our problems for us while we run around in circles with our hands in the air.

Last Updated on Saturday, March 22, 2014 3:15 PM
 
On the Other Hand — All full up on snow PDF Print
Saturday, March 15, 2014 8:00 PM

This past week has brought some heavenly and not-quite-so heavenly weather. Warm enough one day to forgo the winter coat and cold enough the next few to see more than six inches of rain, snow and sleet (of course all in one event).

I know we didn’t get as much as some but I feel secure in saying I think most of us have had enough. Next winter, when someone hears me whining about where’s the snow, smack me a good one.

 
On the Other Hand — No badges for Barbie PDF Print
Saturday, March 08, 2014 9:00 PM

If some have their way, there will be no more camping badges, no more cooking badges, no more first aid badges, no more citizenship badges — for Barbie anyway.

Two advocacy groups — the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Center for a New American Dream — have urged the Girl Scouts of the USA to end its partnership with the Mattel toy company.

 
On the Other Hand — A long winter's nap PDF Print
Saturday, March 01, 2014 9:00 PM

This column is on a topic near and dear to my heart — naps. I love naps. Not just any ol’ nap. A good nap.

Nothing ruins a nap quite like waking up and feeling more tired than when you laid down. Ugh! What a huge waste of time.

 
What’s all the ‘flap’ about? PDF Print
Saturday, February 15, 2014 9:00 PM

You all know of my slow descent into Facebook oblivion. I was resistant and claimed I would never be on Facebook and questioned what did I want or need to do that for. And then I created a Facebook account and hundreds of friends and thousands of hours invested in reading posts, hitting “like” and playing Words With Friends and Bejeweled Blitz later, I don’t know what I ever did without it.

That is one thing I will never be able to say about “Flappy Bird.”

“Flappy Bird” is a simple game in which users fly a small bird through a course of pipes. If the bird touches the pipes or the ground, it dies.

“Flappy Bird” was originally released for the iPhone in May but didn’t become the top free iPhone app until mid-January, following a surge in popularity that seems to have kicked off in early December.

 
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