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I beg your pardon?

Big city or small town, it is a sad reality that on the streets of the downtown core there are always seems to be people asking for your spare change. I can’t pretend to know what combination of circumstances in their life got them to this point and in no way can I act like [...]

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Stupid in the snow

It finally happened over the long weekend, our first big snowfall of the year. Always an interesting event, that first snowfall, especially on the roads! Some drivers panic when the snowy conditions finally arrive, others think it’s no big deal and drive like it’s normal conditions until a slippery spot reminds them to slow down [...]

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It stinks in there!

Today’s beef is the sort of thing that bothers me a great deal, but at the same time has always made me laugh.  I heard this over the weekend while shopping at Walmart (I know, stop bragging) and it inspired today’s column. I already know this one will not be a hit with all of [...]

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The candy is for the kids!

So it’s about 24 hours away, the big fright night when kids will dress up in their adorable and scary costumes to canvas the neighborhood in search of candy, threatening a trick if we, the home owners, don’t oblige. I love Halloween night and I have since I was a little kid because this night [...]

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Do I have something in my teeth?

Today’s beef goes out to anyone who has ever been forced to suffer the embarrassment of walking around with something stuck in your hair, hanging from your nose or wedged between your teeth because the person you just had a ten-minute conversation with about the price of rice in China, didn’t have the common courtesy [...]

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Little white lies!

Today’s beef is something I think we all do.  I have no problem admitting that I did this just today at the grocery store while talking to the cashier.  I told a little white lie.  Oh sure, we think they are harmless and that nothing big will come from our tiny white lie, but if [...]

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What’s that smell?

I have wondered through a mall or two in my 30 years on this planet, but in recent years it is a place I choose to avoid at all costs and for many reasons. First off, I thought the point of having all these stores in one place was convenience, not so the hallways could [...]

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The puck drops…sometime

Well it’s October 11th and it’s a day that I SHOULD be about as happy as I can possibly be; however, as I sit here writing this column I am not happy, not even a little bit.  Why you ask?  Well this is the day that the puck was supposed to drop to start the [...]

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A big beef with a ‘growing’ problem

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and I am sure you are still feeling your turkey hangover today.  Well it is back to the grind and back to a brand new beef, one I got in an email late last week from Jeff.  Trust me, you want to read this one right to [...]

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Grande pain in the a**

I can’t even pretend to know how many times I have been waiting in a lineup to purchase a coffee and the person at the front of the line is talking on their cell phone while the poor employee is trying to complete the transaction.  I have beef with this for several reasons and as [...]

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