Category: Laughs

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Opinion: Labor of love

It’s 3:59 a.m. I’m sitting on the couch in Chicago talking with one of my brothers-in-law while his wife, my youngest sister, is grimacing in pain next to me. She’s in labor with her...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: Playing chicken

I’m a city boy, born and bred just outside of Manhattan. In fact, the phrase “born and bred” is the closest I’ve ever come to talking like a farmer. My wife and I went...

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Opinion: Habitual behavior

Mary Ellen and I have been happy together for so long that we sometimes forget how much we annoy each other, so on the trip back home from our recent vacation, it was time...

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Opinion: Too soon, candy lobbyists

So there I was, wheeling my cart merrily through the grocery store, whistling while I went on a search for enchilada sauce, when I rounded a turn at the end of an aisle and...

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Opinion: Triathlon? Check

Veni, vidi, vici, people. My first triathlon is in the books, and I am extremely proud to say I finished under my goal time. More importantly, I managed to keep from vomiting throughout the...

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Opinion: Forgot back to school

For the first time in seven years, I completely spaced a back-to-school article! Under ordinary circumstances, I’d have happily spent most of July composing a witty summer-sucks and homework-rules piece that debuts just as...

Mike Redmond

Opinion: Want vs. need

I’m usually pretty good where that want/need thing is concerned, but lately I’ve been confusing the two because of motorcycles. My rational mind tells me I want a new one. My emotional self says...

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Opinion: Civil reunion

My wife and I enjoy doing many things together. But when our entertainment preferences are not in sync, we can communicate openly with each other. That makes for a perfect union. But it may...

Cropped Wolfsie, Dick

Opinion: Tuesdays with Auri

It began with a simple phone call to my friend Auri, a computer geek I asked to help me with my very successful website, which right now is attracting up to three visitors a...