Point of No Return

Getting things off on right foot

Goodbye, 2008.

Not that this has been a bad year by any means, but there’s just something invigorating about getting that clean slate, opening your new Coastal Point calendar and embarking on a brand new year that is filled with hope, promise and the opportunity to really make one’s mark.

Getting things off on right foot

Goodbye, 2008.

Not that this has been a bad year by any means, but there’s just something invigorating about getting that clean slate, opening your new Coastal Point calendar and embarking on a brand new year that is filled with hope, promise and the opportunity to really make one’s mark.

Be careful what you ask for

Have you ever said something to someone, and the moment it came out your mouth you just wished you could press “Rewind” and stop those words from ever hitting their intended target? You know, those regrettable utterances that just fill your heart with dread and cause you to involuntarily shake as the person you’re talking with just smirks or makes an odd face?

So much to be thankful for

Let’s face facts: It’s been a tough year for many.

Election done, stupidity takes over

Well, the elections are behind us and we can now go about the business of living our normal lives. For some, that means putting down the signs and getting back to regular chores. For others, that could mean getting over their respective candidates winning or losing and moving on to new ventures.

And, for others, it simply means reverting back to idiocy.

It's time to concede this election

My fellow Americans,

We reached a point Tuesday evening where we were forced to face the inevitability of the day’s events, and accept the reality that we came up short in our bid to lead this great nation over the next four years. This is not a time to mourn our loss, or wonder what could have been.

One last shot at earning your vote

Well, my fellow Americans, this is it. The last chance for me to speak directly to the voters before Tuesday’s general election, and my final opportunity to convince you to vote for Sam Harvey and me to lead this nation to a new beginning.

Make your own vote count this time

Well, that was a bit of a metaphorical kick to our campaign’s groin.

No Sue-Mommy sighting this time

There was no Hurricane Susan this time. No Sue-mommy blowing in and out of the office, causing peril to all in her wake and creating a general disturbance wherever she rolled.

We’re behind now, but still time

Well, my presidential campaign marches on as we near November. Currently, we’re lagging a little bit in the polls, as we seem to be trailing Obama, McCain, Nader, Michael Phelps, the guy who played Kramer on Seinfeld and Cap’n Crunch. Undeterred, we will continue our mission of spreading our message to the masses.

The Presidential beat drums on

Now that the McCann-Harvey campaign is in full gear, and our supporters number somewhere between three and 74 million strong (depending on which scientific poll you believe), we’ve decided to continue our efforts of full disclosure leading up to the election.

It's time to think of my country

We are living in a time of great uncertainty and turmoil. War rages on in the Middle East, our economy is in a mess like no other time in recent memory and reality television continues to pollute our airwaves.

Flushing out some serious facts

There are certain truths that we indeed hold to be self-evident.

Oh, that statement does not necessarily need to focus on grand-scheme issues such as individual liberties or the practices of efficient and fair government, it can also center on those things we encounter in our day-to-day lives that we just know are factual.

Sizing up the World Wide Web

I still get a little amazed at the Internet.
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A survival guide for NFL season

As Labor Day passes and the summer season comes to an end, it’s time to take in a breath of fresh air, enjoy some satisfying moments outside and prepare to hole up indoors for the next several months to enjoy the National Football League in all its splendor on the television. And, inevitably, someone in the living room will say something about the game that makes absolutely no sense.

Biden leads notable Delawareans

So, many in the state have been buzzing over the past week with reports that Sen. Joe Biden has been named running mate for Sen. Barrack Obama in the upcoming presidential election. Surely there are those who are excited because of Biden’s vast experience in foreign relations, and others who think the selection is prudent based on Biden’s long tenure in the Washington inner sanctum.

A prisoner in my own home

I live in a house of ill repute.
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Rivalries replaced by athletes

There’s just something missing with the Olympics.

Next chapter -- best one yet

Today I begin living a lie.

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Never take this guy for granted

It’s a common thought that, in football, a referee or offensive lineman is doing a great job only if you never notice he or she is on the field. Oh, it’s thankless to be lauded for anonymity, but the only times those people tend to get attention is when there is a major mistake on the field of play.

A visit through the world's news

There are certain points in life when we all know we’ve indeed hit rock bottom. For nudists in France, this could be that point. According to a Reuters story earlier this week, France’s data protection authority has granted permission to a nudist colony to “black list” certain guests, and bar them from the facilities.

Belguin Bud not end of world

It’s been argued that there are three entities that are uniquely American — the Constitution, baseball and jazz. For some, Budweiser should also be included on that short list.

The loc-ists have their day

We all want to be part of a group, right?

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Carlin a true American treasure

I once held a dream of becoming a stand-up comedian.
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Analyzing the best of the new

Ours is an ever-changing world. What was acceptable in the past may be frowned upon today. What existed in the past may not exist today. And what wasn’t there yesterday might be there today.

Thanks for the lessons, Dad

Life is filled with metaphorical peaks and valleys. Inevitably, we all face those sacred moments in time that lift us to great heights, or sink us into seemingly endless despair.

Let the youth enjoy youth sports

Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray each hit approximately 14,276 home runs in my neighborhood. Art Monk and Charley Taylor made about 10,000 touchdown catches apiece on the same pristine field. And Len Bias probably dropped 100,000 points on our local basketball court.

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