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Christmas In Almost February

January 30, 2017
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Winter almost beat the Hunter family Christmas celebration. Almost. But in the end we celebrated, if only a month or so late. First there was illness. Then work schedules. Then more illness. Then weather. Illness.…

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Fun With Inaugurations (No, not THIS inauguration!)

January 18, 2017
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This is inauguration month. You probably didn’t realize this, unless you’re one of the few people who followed the 2016 Presidential election. I mean, who paid attention to that? It was the single nastiest election…

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2016 Was Weird

December 31, 2016
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This was written, by the way, before Carrie Fisher passed away.   It was a strange year. In many ways 2016 was a crappy year, even if you weren’t a Democrat. The weather was so…

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Tripping On the Weather

December 26, 2016
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Have you ever looked back at something you did, and realized you’d been warned all along not to do it? I don’t mean like when you were a kid, and your mom told you not…

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How the Scrinch Loved Christmas … Songs

December 22, 2016
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Years ago I DJ’d part time at a local radio station, and happened to be on duty when the boss decided it was time to start the Christmas season with the Gift of Music. He…

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Making the Holidays More Holiday-ish

December 15, 2016
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I always feel a little disjointed when the holidays arrive. I’ve never ready for Thanksgiving, which is followed within hours by Christmas, and minutes after that by New Year’s Eve, followed immediately by several months…

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Hoosier influence in the election of ’16 … 1916

November 24, 2016
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I’ve been so busy that I completely forgot this column, which I wrote in October. But considering it mentions the election, maybe a little time was just as well.   SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK It’s…

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The Cubs Goat Gets Its Goat Got

October 27, 2016
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In 1906, the Chicago Cubs won 116 games, a Major League baseball record. They lost the World Series to the Chicago White Sox but then won the next two, becoming the first team to appear…

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There’s No Cure for Chicago Driving

October 15, 2016
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK I thought I’d seen bad traffic. I thought I’d seen crazy drivers. Then I went to Chicago. I’m a small town boy. When I was younger, my idea of heavy traffic…

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Don’t Wait: Check the Date

October 11, 2016
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In my three (or so) decades in the emergency services, I never heard anyone complain that their smoke detectors worked properly. Well, okay, once—but that guy was an arsonist. Fire Prevention Week this year is…

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