Author: Mike Redmond

Mike Redmond

Opinion: Taking back the refrigerator

I’m on break at the moment from a semi-annual activity I like to call “Taking Back the Refrigerator.” It’s one of several such exercises – “Taking Back the Hall Closet,” “Taking Back the Garage,”...

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Opinion: Chip on my shoulder

Maybe you saw the story about how we’re not supposed to wash our jeans. Really. The CEO of Levi’s, Chip Bergh, said so. Instead, he recommends you put them in the freezer once a...

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Opinion: Do not resurrect dead slang

While wasting time on … I mean, while doing some vitally important research on the World Wide Interweb Thingie, I recently came across a list of eleven slang words and phrases someone thinks should...

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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...