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Imagine a generation without war; It’s not as easy as you think

May 26, 2013 It seems as if there has always been a war going on my whole life. Early on, it was the war on drugs. more »»

The burdens of being beautiful

May 26, 2013 The woman claims she quit her job because she’s too pretty to work. Tell me about it. Who among us doesn’t suffer from that same malady? Except for the part about quitting our jobs. more »»

Rounding up the cowboy wisdom for life

May 19, 2013 “Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.’’ ‘‘Speak your mind, but ride a fast horse. more »»

Dances with regrets:?Why I?didn’t go to high-school prom

May 19, 2013 There are many, many high-school rites of passage. Your first football game. First bully encounter. The first time you drive to school after getting your license. Rival-school-mascot-abduction. more »»

Some words of wisdom, straight from Mom

May 12, 2013 If you’re looking for a column about anything other than Mom today … I’m afraid you should continue on in your search. more »»

A Mother’s Day ode —and apology —to my Mom

May 12, 2013 I am using this space to confess a gross misdeed I have recently committed. Not often has such a lowdown, dirty being slinked forth from the primordial ooze to commit such sins. more »»

Clanged by cow comparisons

May 12, 2013 His first mistake was thinking she’d take it as a compliment to be compared to a cow. ‘‘I meant that you’re loyal. Like cows,’’ he bleated. She was too bull-headed to grasp reason. more »»

Instagram? Ain’t nobody got time for apps!

May 5, 2013 So last night, I finally downloaded Instagram. Apparently my friend took a photo of me and was all a-tizzy when there was no Instagram profile of me to tag it with. more »»

One-track mind easily is derailed

May 5, 2013 The nerve. Only five minutes into my story, David glanced at his watch and muttered, ‘‘Another meandering stream through the fores. more »»

The columnist stands far away from the mice

April 28, 2013 Remember that little nursery rhyme about the Farmer in the Dell? It was a cutsey sing-song about how the farmer takes a wife, who takes a cow, who takes, um, a pig or something and eventually, the... more »»

Don’t throw away those disposables

April 28, 2013 Editor’s note: Cole will return next week with a new Burt’s Eye View, until then, enjoy this Classic Cole. more »»

Ryan still fighting for Hoerig

April 28, 2013 Congressman Tim Ryan continues to keep the heat on high on the Brazilian government to return a woman to the U.S. to face trial in Trumbull County for the 2007 shooting death of the woman’s husband. more »»

Repenting for my Seven Deadly Pop Culture Sins

April 28, 2013 As salacious as pop culture is, some of it is a necessary evil. For every “Jersey Shore,”?there is a “M.A.S.H.” For every “Twilight,”?there is a ... movie that is better than “Twilight. more »»

It’s tomato time again

April 26, 2013 As the spring season finally arrives, gardeners far and wide and especially in Ohio are planning and actually worshipping this important time of the year. more »»

Unvited to wait on the C list

April 21, 2013 I waved the envelope at my buddy Jimmy. ‘‘Hey look, Brad finally found someone who will marry him.’’ Jimmy munched on an Oreo as we walked down the street. ‘‘Cool. more »»

Record Store Day puts a new spin on older media

April 21, 2013 During my Pink Floyd phase in high school (everybody has one), I?bought my first record — a copy of “Wish You Were Here. more »»

Miracle on the way?

April 19, 2013 In June of 2011, I had a stroke. My voice, right arm and right leg were affected to the point of being virtually nonfunctional. more »»

Facebook: Helping find lost dogs and catch crooks since 2004

April 14, 2013 Facebook has changed our lives. Ugh, I now need one of those “Shawshank Redemption” lye bath. more »»

Laughing all the way to skinny

April 14, 2013 Barely a shuffle remained in my shoes as I slogged up the hill. My legs ached, my chest burned, and I panted like an old plow horse mucking through mud. more »»

Friends live on in memories

April 12, 2013 All too often, we don’t appreciate the importance and value of good friends until they are gone. more »»



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