4 TV SHOWS THAT’LL MAKE YOU FEEL SMARTER

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Have you freshened the batteries in your television remote lately? We're in the throes of a long holiday season, and once all the award luncheons, holiday parties,...

OPINION: MY HOLIDAY UNDOING

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“Finished,” I said brightly. “Packed up, put away. Look at me, being all productive on a chilly Sunday.”  I was talking to Stan on the couch behind me,...

OPINION: LET’S ALL DO OUR PART FOR A BETTER 2022

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“Good Lord, how many times have I typed the words “cruise ships” and “COVID” in the past year?” I was talking to myself while scrolling through the past...
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MILES TO GO – Halloween Hang-Ups

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We don’t get many – or any – trick-or-treaters in my Old Town neighborhood; never have, actually, though I suppose I can’t blame parents for being reluctant...

OPINION: MILES TO GO — A SHORT RANT ABOUT TRIVIAL MATTERS

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I realize there are enough truly troubling problems in the world today without me piling on with my own petty complaints. But I can’t be the only...

MILES TO GO: ONLINE REVIEWS CAN SAY MORE ABOUT PEOPLE THAN PRODUCTS

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I spent waaay too much time the other night deciding how many stars to award a product I had bought online a month or so earlier. I...
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Southernmost City got busy in 2019

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I never thought it would happen. I couldn’t envision how it would look, or how the city would ever come to an agreement about what should and...

LET’S ROLL — BOCCE IS BACK IN KEY WEST

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Masked men hefted coolers from car trunks and called insulting greetings across the parking lot the way guys do.  With rosters finalized and last-minute calls made to missing...

MILES TO GO: THE NEW ZOOM WORLD — LOOK AT YOURSELF

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Remember conference calls? Audio-only phone calls that connected multiple users? (Wistful sigh) I miss those. But I get it. And I applaud the recent, world-changing advancements in telecommunications since...

Words don’t always work

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I love words. Love them. Since I was about 5 years old and discovered I was no good at math, I’ve relished any chance to move words around;...