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‘I’ ON CULTURE We saw two new comedies recently thanks to the fun rainstorms everywhere. Both focused on a problem now endemic in America: adult males refusing to grow up and become men. I cannot report that either is a really good movie, but both were funny, which goes a...
TAILS FROM THE TRAILS It was that time again. The signs appeared on the tack shop bulletin boards. Announcements and reminders popped up on the local horsey web sites. Then, finally, the day itself arrives, and those familiar hot pink signs flutter along the roadsides, pointing the way to 94th...
FOOTLOOSE AND... Forget President Obama and his challenger Mitt Romney: My man for the job is James B. Rule, hands down. This California sociologist has a simple, workable plan to stop the incessant, aggravating, annoying, unwanted, endless commercial phone calls that are driving all of us to distraction. In 2003, Congress...
THE SONIC BOOMER Here’s the nice thing about online search engines such as Google and Bing — they do the work for you. In the olden days, if you had a question about something, you had to go to the encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus or an expert if you wanted answers....
‘I’ ON CULTURE One of the glories of the summer television season is the rise of new basic cable shows that often transcend the ones shown on the major networks during the year. Common Law fits that description perfectly. Only a few episodes old, shown on USA Network Fridays at...
‘I’ ON CULTURE This week we saw the best of the summer’s movies (so far) and the worst. One came in with a lot of fanfare; the other snuck in. One had a lot of big stars; the other had far lesser-known people. One got mentioned on the all the...
TAILS FROM THE TRAILS Life changes in the blink of an eye. It’s something we all know, somewhere in the back of our mind, but something we don’t consciously think about or always consider. Until, one day, fate catches up. Such was the case with Andrea Lea Tanner of Wellington. “I...
FOOTLOOSE AND... Let’s talk tootsies! Did you know that some 80 percent of American adults have suffered from a form of foot pain, ache, itch, etc. And, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association, toenail problems are the most common. But let’s not make light of sweaty feet or pain...
THE SONIC BOOMER Summer has arrived! This may be difficult to ascertain here in sunny Florida, but it is official — the equinox has crested (or whatever happens). When I was growing up in Wisconsin, we knew it was summer when they chipped through the ice on the pool at McGovern...
‘I’ ON CULTURE My expectations for Prometheus were very high. After all, it is the brainchild of filmmaker Ridley Scott, who has made several of the best science fiction movies ever, particularly Blade Runner (one of the truly brilliant films of our time) and Alien. The new movie is a...