My Moment Of Zen

Saturday night I was taking Homer for an evening walk along the shores of the Mighty Okabena when I decided to stop and sit for a while on a park bench in Chautauqua Park. The sun was setting, there was a nice breeze coming off of the lake and the weather was perfect. Before I…
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Too Much Quantity, Not Enough Quality

You will rarely see me write about politics, but there is one particular issue I feel compelled to discuss: the number of candidates vying for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. To be honest, I’m not sure whether it’s the number of candidates remaining (16) or the format in which they’re trying…
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Return To Reality

Things were a little tense at the Hacker Compound early last week. While I was off gallivanting around the Midwest — which I’m sure you ALL ready about in last Wednesday’s paper — Homer was having a vacation of his own. I went to Chicago and St. Louis to catch some baseball. As much of…
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Palmer Gives Hunters A Bad Name

Let me just begin this blog by saying that I’m in no way opposed to hunting. I know that most hunters do everything within the boundaries of the law and are safe in their practice. I also know it is a necessary part of conservation. I don’t think the concept of there being too high…
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A True All-Star

Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game is normally appointment viewing for me. It’s the only All-Star Game in major professional sports during which the best players in the game actually play their hardest and (usually) put on a good show. Last Friday afternoon, I’d decided that for the first time in a while, I was not…
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