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  • A closer look at conventional wisdom

    One thing about most of these cute little sayings is that many of them are really stupid when you stop and think about it. Take, for example, ...

  • The body beautiful

    I’m not sure if they can be shaved or treated with “NO-NO” — which is what you normally hear when waxing is being removed — or “NAIR” which means ...

  • One ringy-dingy

    That was particularly true of the administrative personnel in their schools. I left Gander after three years and moved, thus raising the average ...

  • Sticks and stones and all that

    Sometimes labels can give erroneous information about people. Rarely do they give a complete picture. In both instances, they can be at the least ...

  • By their stereotypes you shall know them

    I cannot think of a single thing on which to wax eloquent. Come to think of it, a good friend once said that the best column I ever wrote was an ...

  • Family ties

    We saw each other every few years when I made the occasional trip to St. Anthony, and he dropped in to Springdale once or twice. We spoke on the ...

  • Quick-change artists

    There’s no question about the order of things changing. In Tennyson’s day, they changed a great deal more slowly than they do now, but still at a ...

  • From the sublime to the ridiculous

    A combination of all three wouldn’t be. I think it’s an unlikely combination, something like finding a Coldwater Cowboy, a fighter pilot and a ...

  • The play’s the thing

    Many years after I had come to recognize the basic if rather subtle contradiction in those words, I had also come to recognize their truth. From ...

  • Justin time

    It isn’t generally known, even by biblical scholars, but these were the exact words shouted by the Israelite army when David came running back to ...