Category: Dick Wolfsie

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Opinion: The gift you keep on giving

It’s time for a look at part II of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalogue, which contains hundreds of gifts that you can probably do without. But don’t let this stop you from  sending these gifts...

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Opinion: What will they think of next?

It’s the 2014 Gift Preview by Hammacher Schlemmer, a great opportunity to see the hottest gifts available this holiday season and a chance for me to highlight the dumbest items in the catalog. By...

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Opinion: In the pipeline

At my age, I was aware of what was happening. Maybe it was due to too many fatty foods; there was clearly a blockage. Mary Ellen said not to ignore the symptoms and call...

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Opinion: Shirt happens

Two weeks prior to leaving for a cruise vacation, I had to buy a dress shirt for one of the formal evenings on the ship. I don’t like to wear a white shirt, preferring...

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Opinion: Death doesn’t become him

Over the past 10 years, when people have inquired about my dog Toby, they’ve always made reference to my last beagle, Barney, who accompanied me on more than 2,600 TV shows between 1992 and...

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Opinion: Nude breach!

It was late on a Thursday night. I had just gotten home after giving a speech in Covington, Ind. I pulled into the garage about 11, tired and thirsty. The garage door closed behind...

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Opinion: How sweet it is

At Phil Miller’s house in Greenfield, it’s “Sugar” this and “Sugar” that, but Phil is not sweet-talking his wife Terry of 36 years. (He has another nickname for her he won’t divulge.) He is...

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Opinion: Hunker Mentality

The magazine Stay Alive is not a veiled attempt to rejuvenate the career of the ’60s music group The Bee Gees. No, it is a periodical intended for people who are pretty darn sure...

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Opinion: Toy story

Phyllis Baskerville of Fortville needs a home. She is not homeless, but she fears that her prized collection of antique toys will be someday. I first met Phyllis in 2002 while doing a live...

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Opinion: Needing another coat!

My wife and I try as often as possible to engage in snappy repartee, often peppering each other with questions like these: Are we better off with stocks or bonds? Should we take social...