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  • opn-rv021814-thurston col sig How are the resolutions working out for you? Here is it the middle of February. Not long ago many of people, including myself, made a New Year's Resolution. How is that working out for you? Each year most of us make a resolution that we say we will make happen year after year. The years come an

    February 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • WWII technology push shaped our future The other day I was watching an old WWII movie and several times they showed a Walkie Talkie of that vintage. First off, I know it had limited range, limited battery power and worked on only one channel. They still had these when I was in the Army in

    February 18, 2014

  • Looking barkward: Reviewing WKC '14 In recent years, dog lovers around the globe have eagerly anticipated my annual preview of the famous Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) Dog Show, especially my forecast of which dog will win Best in Show (BIS). I'm at a loss to explain the uncanny karma

    February 18, 2014

  • One of this community's best celebrations One of the really unique celebrations that is going to take place here in less than a month will be the 15th annual St. Patrick's Day parade and celebration on Saturday, March 15th. The official St. Patrick's Day is March 17th, but Mondays aren't ord

    February 18, 2014

  • Lessons from a rock chalk talk A noxious pest that hasn't bothered us for a long time has suddenly returned to haunt us. Actually, make that two noxious pests, what with the return of "American Idol's" Ryan Seacrest. The slightly less noxious problem is an electric guitar that we

    February 11, 2014

  • Snooze dog needs more naps Something curious is happening to me. I hope it's not anything to be too concerned about. I'm not napping as much as I used to. For most of my life, if I was on the couch watching a TV show, I'd nod off within five minutes. But a couple of weeks back

    February 11, 2014

  • Extended snow and cold brings up memories and questions In case you were wondering, the first day of spring is March 20th, just over a month from now. While I would never presume to speak for anyone else, March 20th can't come too soon for me. When the compilations are finally made, my bet is this winter

    February 11, 2014

  • From party lines to cell phones...big changes The other evening I was watching a TV program and they showed a hideous green telephone with the old dial on it. First off, I really detested the color but also remembered the telephones of the 40's and my youth. My father owned the Pontiac and Philc

    February 11, 2014

  • Horsing around in the Chinese New Year By the time you read this, we will already be several days into the newest Chinese New Year, the "Year of the Horse," which began on January 31st. If you're thinking, "Hey, my faithful weekly dopey-humor columnist is a little behind the news cycle,"

    February 4, 2014

  • Looking back at my days in BCT The other day I was rummaging through some books at home and came across the "year book" from my days in the Army. The year book was a chronicle of the time spent in Basic Combat Training (BCT) and a little about Advanced Individual Training (AIT). A

    February 4, 2014

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