Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Life lessons from the drive-thru window

A few years ago, I was inadvertently introduced to a series of sentence fragments that would forever alter the course of my life. I was going...

Finding ‘love’ between pages

One of the many joys of working here at the “Double O” usually happens a few times during each school year, when Editor Fred...

For Fitz

By all odds, he probably shouldn’t have survived as long as he did. He experienced cruelty and hatred early in his young life, as he...

Heroes in a half shell

Normally, environmental issues are the wheelhouse of Observer columnist Bob Mount, the man who literally wrote the book on reptiles and amphibians in the...

‘Sometimes, you wanna go where everybody knows your name’

Years ago, it was the grey building known as ‘Charlie’s Fundrinkery.’ Then, if memory serves, it was a pet store for a brief amount of...

‘Redneckognizing’ the problem

I don’t know when it was that we, as a nation, completely lost our minds, but I feel the need to begin by blaming...

An apology, of sorts

For a few weeks now, a die-hard contingency of readers has called on me to make recompense for a Aug. 10 column I had...

What has happened to cursive writing?

Saturdays at the Cottage Cafe have become an impromptu salon for the discussion of various ills and issues within our society. (This is what...

Twenty-somethings and Winston Churchill

As part of the requirements for participating in the city’s 20 Under 40 Program, I find myself having to prepare the first book report...

Just shut up and give me my chicken nuggets and waffle fries

Why has fried chicken become political? All week, we’ve been bombarded across social and regular media sites about Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s recent comments about...