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Has there ever been a more roundly-anticipated end to a year than the don’t-let-the-door-hit-you-where-the-good-Lord-split-you collective middle finger thrust forward by the collective soul of humanity to 2020?

If there’s one thing that’s, hopefully, grown deep inside all of us during these curve-flattening, soul-sucking, economy-obliterating, life-stealing months of COVID-Mania, it is the concept of appreciation.

If there is one thing I can be grateful about in this twisted, depressing, toilet-paper-lacking, heart-breaking, economy-busting, Zoom-infested year of ours, it’s that, well, I am indeed thankful.

In 1992, at the age of 19, Eduard Seitan immigrated to the United States from Romania, according to a story on Today.com. Though he didn’t speak a lick of English, he did speak Italian, which helped him secure a job as a food runner at Italian restaurant Club Lucky in Chicago.

The American public will learn in less than three weeks who they have democratically elected to fill the highest position in all the land. Well, in less than three weeks the American public will start to put itself through an excruciating, bile-filled, partisan, whiney, tone-deaf exercise in…

Magawa, a hero around Cambodia, has found 39 land mines and 28 separate pieces of unexploded ordnance over the course of the past five years. This courage and competency earned him an award the equivalent of the “George Cross, an award given to British civilians or soldiers who perform ‘acts…

One of my favorite pieces of nostalgia from my time in the service was the random conversations I would have with different people. Why did you join? Do you have a girl back home? How did you manage to get your credit score over 65?

So, I have this theory I’ve been putting together. For now, let’s call it the “Blindingly Handsome Bald Newspaper Editor Theory” — you know, until we can come up with something better.

Life is a series of ups and downs, twists and turns, and loops and, well, more loops. If you happen to be a roller coaster enthusiast, like Jared Ream, those turbulent moments in time are what fuel life itself — and his desire to chase those fleeting moments of gravitational impossibilities …

By the time you read this, there is an excellent chance I am sitting on my luxury yacht, sipping on an adult beverage and listening to Alicia Keys sing “If I Ain’t Got You” from a makeshift stage on deck while Bobby Flay grills me a steak a few feet away. Oh, yeah... the wife and kid will pr…

If there is one certainty in this COVID-laced world we live in today it is, well, that there is no certainty in this COVID-laced world we live in today.

Who’s ready for an upbeat story? Come on. There’s no shame in it. You won’t look “less cool” if you abandon negativity and division, and instead direct your attention to something positive for a few minutes. I promise.

I am fascinated by the English language. It’s not solely because I struggle every day to put words into a sensible pattern in order to adequately express a sentiment or idea, though that’s certainly a part of it.

Most of us are at least aware of the term “mid-life crisis.” It’s basically when a person wakes up one day, comes to the jarring realization that the years ahead are maybe fewer than the years behind, and that individual clings to his or her youth with a drastic change of behavior, such as b…

According to an article by the San Antonio Current, the San Antonio Museum of Art has an Egyptian cat mummy, from between 30 B.C. to 395 A.D. It contains cat remains, linen and pigment, and was gifted by one Gilbert M. Denman.

Bob Shellard and his wife Nancy have been married 67 years. In fact, they recently celebrated their wedding anniversary on Saturday, March 14, in Stafford Springs, Conn.


After a half-century of basically stealing other people’s oxygen to keep this fine motor of mine running in peak condition, I’ve learned a few things. To be fair, I’ve forgotten some things, as well, but bear with me — I’m trying to make a clever point to get rolling into this column.


Collectively, we’ve spent a ton of time lately discussing toilet paper shortages. Or the lack of bread in the stores. Or meat. Or produce. Well, let’s face it: We spend a ton of time complaining in general these days.