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According to ABC News, a growing number of veterinarians work in "fear-free" clinics.
The obituaries for rock star David Bowie waxed eloquent over his ability to change, evolve, reinvent and metamorphosize.
Have you taken sides in the eastern Oregon anti-government standoff?
This is not the year-end column I had intended to write.
"A place for everything and everything in its place."
If you're like most people, you get a warm holiday glow from donating to a Toys For Tots program, tossing money into the Salvation Army kettle or shoveling the snowy sidewalk of a neighborhood widow.
Ah, time — it travels faster than the Millennium Falcon.
Monday, December 8, 1980 started out as a good day for me.
"Kill the umpire!" Although many regard such outbursts as being as American as baseball and apple pie, the tradition has taken a nasty turn in recent years.
Let's face it: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" (which reaches the half-century mark on December 9) was spawned in a whole different world.
News that the venerable "Grand Ole Opry" radio show turns 90 on November 28 starts my memories flowing.
"Rent-a-Mom The Real Deal For Adults Needing Mother," blared a recent ABC News story.
Make no mistake about it: every civilian who does his job conscientiously and delivers an honest day's work for an honest day's pay deserves a pat on the back.
"Baby, you're the greatest!" That sentiment, expressed by Ralph Kramden of TV's classic "The Honeymooners" (after half an hour of scheming, arguing and offering one-way trips to the moon), just may be the key to a happy and lasting marriage.
According to the National Retail Foundation, Americans will spend $6.9 billion on Halloween this year. To the untrained observer, that sounds as if the autumn celebration will be around forever; but I am concerned for the long-term health of the holiday.
True, my son Gideon is technically a PRE-teen, but he is such a voracious reader with such a large vocabulary that I feel I have a personal stake in promoting Teen Read Week (Oct. 18-24).
"It takes a heap of shedding to make a house a home."
"Where do these people COME from?" millions of decent folk ask when a pharmaceutical company executive raises prices of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, or when a clergyman sweeps a widespread child molestation scandal under the rug or when a dictator executes a general for dozing during a meeting.
If a sport can make my bookworm wife raise her eyebrows and keep an open mind, it must really have potential.
As I begin my 41st year of collecting the Fall Preview issues of "TV Guide," my mind drifts back to the programs that turn 50 this fall.