Category: Mike Redmond

Mike Redmond

Opinion: Go nuts for Amish

My vegetable garden is thriving, thank you, although I can’t take any of the credit. It has done this all on its own without much in the way of input from me, save planting...

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Opinion: The perils of panhandlers

After four encounters in four days I have become really, really resentful of panhandlers. It’s gotten to the point where someone coming up and saying, “Excuse me, sir,” raises my hackles – and if...

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Opinion: The Redmond TV curse

Lightning recently struck my mom’s old farmhouse up in LaGrange County and, according to my brother P.D., exploded just about everything explodable: The TV dish, Mom’s computer, the telephones, you name it. It was...

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...