Monthly Archives: May 2012

Under the Allegheny Sun

Things I learned on my trip home: – People in western Pennsylvania only listen to country. I know this because the only radio stations I could find were country. There were varieties, but only varieties of country: old, new and … Continue reading

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(Motor)cycle safety

This is going to be one of those times when I open my head and let the rant spill out all over the computer screen. Recently I watched an 11 p.m. newscast that included an emotional story about a motorcyclist … Continue reading

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Five things fathers get

This is for a longtime friend of mine, who recently learned he’s going to be a father. You can be more of a person by being less of an individualist. Before they have children, men have a lot more stuff: … Continue reading

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My grandma’s swing

At some point, people have to let things go. Not all things, but some – particularly the things that can no longer stand the test of time. About two weeks ago, I “converted” a wooden glider into a swing for … Continue reading

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Dear Justin

Each week I post questions folks e-mailed me the week before. Dear Justin, I find my mother physically attractive. Is this wrong? If so, what’s the matter with me? I am 42 years old. I am not married. I’ve never … Continue reading

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God to unfriend all Christians on facebook

HEAVEN – In a move many found surprising to be found surprising by any, God announced plans to unfriend more than 150 million Christians on facebook Thursday. “I can no longer deal with the number of people on facebook who … Continue reading

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Raising a lady

Earlier this week, I was helping the son of my neighbor who died last year gather some of his mother’s belongings for a yard sale. He handed me a book, “How to Raise a Lady,” and asked if I wanted … Continue reading

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