Author: Mike Redmond

Mike Redmond

Opinion: Clown shortage sweeps nation

This just in: Clown Shortage Sweeps Nation. Really. I saw it on the World Wide Interweb Thingie, so it must be true. (I know what you’re thinking. As long as we have legislatures there...

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Opinion: Potholes or chuckholes?

The other day I found myself embroiled in an argument that only seems to occur this time of year: Are they called potholes or chuckholes? (We shall set aside, for the moment, the example...

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Opinion: Prevent an upset Valentine

It is not too early, guys, to start thinking about Valentine’s Day. You’ll notice I directed that sentence at guys. This is because I am a guy and I know how guys work, and...

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Opinion: Winter gardening

As I write this, the temperature outside is about a degree, with the wind whistling down from the north at 300 miles an hour. There’s a good half-foot of snow on the ground and...

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Opinion: Winter loafing

Been baking a lot of bread lately. I do this when there’s snow on the ground, or in the forecast, or within the realm of seasonal possibility. In other words, it’s how I pass...

Opinion: Realistic resolutions

Opinion: Realistic resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are all well and good, but let’s face it: By this time most of us have already broken one or two and by the end of the month, they’re all likely...

Opinion: Poems for everyone

Opinion: Poems for everyone

Of all my Christmas traditions – and I have a ton of them, ranging from how we decorate the tree to what goes on the table Christmas Day – this is perhaps my favorite:...

Opinion: What’s the rush?

Opinion: What’s the rush?

Talk about rushing the season. Right in the middle of Cyber Monday  – which comes after Black Friday, In The Red Saturday and We Bought One Of Those Last Year Sunday – I received...

Opinion: Supervision required

Opinion: Supervision required

I don’t have all the Christmas lights up on the house yet. I know, I know, as a card-carrying Christmas nut, I should have had it finished before Thanksgiving, but I just couldn’t after...