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Mon
20
Mar

A misstep in the weight-loss journey

It's funny how progress sometimes doesn't feel like progress at all.

Tue
21
Feb

The stale smell of spring

Most folks don't feel they've sniffed spring's scent until the hyacinths unleash their fragrant flowers.

Thu
16
Feb

Saying goodbye to the Good 'N Plenty

I looked like a 5-foot, 10-inch Good 'N Plenty.

And it wasn't just because I was wearing a hot-pink T-shirt and a pair of black running pants. Not only was I the appropriate Good 'N Plenty color, I was shaped like a Good 'N Plenty.

Let's back up for a moment.

Wed
01
Feb

Declaring war on pork

My fellow Americans: You may be aware that I am running for president in 2008.

Mon
23
Jan

Come on baby, let's do the twist

Christmas is over, and I still have the blisters to prove it.

I have fallen victim to Twist-tie-itis, a malady that has cropped up recently among parents.

Tue
17
Jan

Girls' minds change like the weather

I figured out early on how fickle girls can be.
I was 14 and nuts about a shapely, curly-haired classmate. We'll call her "Julie" because this column is published in my hometown newspaper and I want to safeguard her identity. And also because her name is Julie.

Mon
19
Dec

A serious gift -but a necessary one

"It's the most wonderful time of the year. There'll be much mistletoeing and hearts will be glowing when loved ones are near" ... or so old crooner Andy Williams sings every holiday season.

Mon
19
Dec

Therapy balls are a dog's best friend

Recently, I paid almost $20 for a pair of little rubber balls.

Mon
19
Dec

Bungling crooks still at large

A note to car thieves: If you're going to steal cars using a tow truck, learn how to operate the tow truck first.

Last month, someone stole a flatbed tow truck from a lot in Bloomington. Eyewitnesses stated the truck was purple and bore the words "Elite Towing."

Mon
12
Dec

Death awaits in the toy aisle

If you're shopping for Christmas presents for kids, consider yourself warned: Strawberry Shortcake can and will kill them. Don't be fooled by this freckled femme fatale's angelic smile: She's out to choke kids without so much as a government-mandated hazard warning.

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