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Derby helped bridge distance between Mom and me

My mother’s stockbroker was explaining to my brother-in-law a frustration of dealing with Mom. There was a stock she wanted to buy that he had advised against; it just didn’t have much of a chance of doing anything, he thought. … Continue reading

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What’s so bad about CentrePasture?

At the risk of sounding incredibly naïve, the latest round of CentrePointe proposals and predictable grumbling compels me to ask, what’s so bad about CentrePasture? It has not been like the land bounded by Limestone and Upper Street, Vine and … Continue reading

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30th Anniversary of White Sox’s ‘Disco Demolition’ night

If you are not a SportsCenter watcher or just missed this last night, I thought I’d share Jeremy Schaap’s great look back at the Chicago White Sox’s infamous “Disco Demolition” promotion between games of a double headder on July 12, … Continue reading

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No, Twitter won’t destroy civilization

The video service Hulu, we are told in its advertising campaign, is “an evil plot to destroy the world.” That might be — he says, having been sucked into hours of watching ­reruns of Saturday Night Live and WKRP in … Continue reading

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A brief, illuminating return to the stage

It seemed like an almost innocuous request: could I be a part of a “Living Lord’s Supper,” for the Maundy Thursday service at my church. Sure, I could put on a robe and be part of a Da Vinci-esque tableau. … Continue reading

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Seriously, college football, get a playoff

Excuse me while I take a post to rant about one of my pet peeves in sports: Saturday night, after driving home all day from a Christmas vacation in Georgia, I grabbed a cold beverage, flipped on the TV, and … Continue reading

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How not to promote an arena

Of all the harebrained schemes I’ve seen to promote an entertainment venue, this is the shaggiest. In Augusta, Ga., a member of the board that oversees the James Brown Arena has proposed using $39,000 of public funds to buy advertising … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

I am taking a few days off this holiday season, and hope you are getting a chance to spend time with family and friends too. If, however, you did wind up here with, say, 24 minutes to kill, click play … Continue reading

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Appreciation: George Carlin

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So, are you saying your critics are being bought?

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