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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.

 
RIP Uncle Randy PDF Print
Saturday, February 08, 2014 9:00 PM

The Spencer family saw the passing of its patriarch this week. We laid Uncle Randy to rest on Friday. He was the eldest of the three Spencer brothers with my father-in-law Max the middle boy and Uncle Norm the baby. Their sister, Vivienne, was gone long before I joined the clan.

 
On the Other Hand — A letter to Phil and Chuck PDF Print
Saturday, February 01, 2014 9:00 PM

This is a letter to Phil and Chuck.

Not the bearded scamp on Duck Dynasty and the martial arts and fitness guru but rather Punxsutawney Phil and Buckeye Chuck.

 

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