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"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.
According to Gizmodo, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have discovered the oldest, most distant galaxy ever detected by earthlings.
Some schools started in early August, I haven't checked in on the MDA Telethon since Jerry Lewis was ousted as host and my family has no particular Labor Day traditions; but I do find myself pondering the holiday that salutes the accomplishments of America's workers.
Will I finally be better equipped to deal with the hordes of the Terminally Oblivious?
Will "aw shucks" businessmen someday say, "We put our pants on half a leg at a time, just like everyone else"?
I guess my morbid streak has prepared me for the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day) and the events leading up to it.
So, did a recent "Wired" magazine article bring your complacency about automotive safety and privacy to a screeching halt?
"Sharpen 'em if you got 'em." Once upon a time, people looked upon permission to partake of nicotine as a golden opportunity to relax. Now millions fight stress in a more colorful way.
"Sequel reveals dark side of Atticus Finch." "New book portrays Atticus Finch as a racist." "Atticus Finch fans on Twitter aghast."
Even though secular influences have reduced the Bible Belt to a Bible Thong, one can still find plenty of Vacation Bible Schools here in the South.
Remember when gray hair made one appear distinguished and sage? When every facial line told a proud story?
"There's no such thing as a stupid question — but we're doing our best."
Although I grew up watching Walt Disney's "Wonderful World of Color" on Sunday nights and have amassed a huge collection of Disney comic books, it looked as if I would never darken the gates of Walt Disney World Resort.
The nation's 70 million fathers vary widely in age, ethnicity, income, talents and parenting style; but they all have one thing in common: they're not prepared for the random Father's Day thoughts I'm about to unleash.