You will forgive us if we look past Halloween for a moment to consider the two big holidays that are on the horizon -- Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Long ago, Bedouin tribes used to roam around most of the middle eastern countries. They rode camels and moved place to place in the deserts for oasis and food. They carried swords and used to kill animals and even humans of other tribes.
Question: What do you call a person with no body and no nose? Answer: Nobody knows. Get it?
James Wallace is a walker and a noticer. While almost anybody can walk, James -- whom I call Jamie, because his grandmother called him Jamie -- notices things most walkers wouldn't.
When the first world war ended 100 years ago, no one had to be told that it was an important event. Every story on the front page of The Chicago Daily Tribune on Nov. 11, 1918, had something to do with it.
Thursday lunch, Algoma Store. Five of us are sitting at a round table with a vinyl, checked tablecloth. Mike and Clyde are eating bologna-and-cheese sandwiches on white bread. Johnny is having chicken-fried steak with white gravy and Don and I are having chicken wings, he with fried onion rings, me potato logs.
It is the little twist and turns of history which makes it so interesting to delve into. A week ago I wrote of the search for lost Civil War graves in Columbus' Friendship Cemetery. Surprising as it may seem, that story may be tied to the current fad of pumpkin spice.
A couple of years ago, the Southeastern Conference adopted an new slogan for its marketing campaign: "It just means more."
Our mainstream media remain consumed with the grisly killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and how President Donald Trump will deal with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The Trump administration is full of people who think that if you're making the rest of the world mad, you're doing something right.
Fall rarely overstays its welcome in our part of the world. With that in mind, it may be a good time to consider those for whom winter can be more of a health hazard than an inconvenience.
A word for young people, people of color and, in particular, young people of color: The Republicans are scared of you.
Not that I am counting the days or anything, but I walked away from one of my oldest relationships 142 days ago. While my friends can't stop slapping me on the back for the break-up -- they said they knew all along ours was a toxic relationship - I confess that I'm feeling a bit guilty about it and I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss it.
Over the weekend Donald Trump warned of "severe punishment" if an investigation concludes that a Saudi hit team murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
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