I always like to stay abreast of the latest trends, especially where our language is concerned, so I was delighted when an alert reader sent me an article recently warning of a new wave of political correctness being thrust upon us.
I have come to a conclusion, developed over many years of careful and deliberate observation, that the microwave oven must be the most difficult of all the kitchen appliances to operate.
For the last week, I've been in a self-imposed news blackout, and I'll continue it for the coming week, too, because I don't want to know who wins Olympic gold medals before I get to watch it on TV each night.
When I was in high school, I remember being taught a quote that, as a longtime lover and defender of the 1st Amendment, has always stuck with me. I'm ashamed to admit that I don't remember who said it. But I definitely remember the words.
I know we need the rain, so I'm not begrudging a single drop that we get. I'm grateful for it.
I recently spent a few days in Destin, Fla., for a newspaper conference, which opened up a personal debate I have about whether I prefer the beach or the mountains as a vacation destination.
BLAKELY -Trying to name my favorite episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" is a lot like trying to name my favorite flavor of ice cream.
As I write this on Friday afternoon, the temperature has reached 104 degrees in Gainesville, which is the official way of saying, "Dang, it's hot."
A few months ago, I made an important decision. It was actually a subconscious decision that I didn't completely realize I had made until several weeks later. But it was important nonetheless.
I don't usually get excited when TV decides to remake a classic show. But I admit openly and without shame that I was looking forward to last week's debut of the new "Dallas."
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made his case to ban supersized sugary soft drinks, and the reaction of a lot of New Yorkers is just what you'd expect.
My friend Morgan went bungee jumping last week at the end of her Study Abroad trip to New Zealand.
I don't know who "They" is, but they seem to really be a bunch of know-it-alls.
I have always been a fan of the game show "Jeopardy!" More accurately, I should say that I have always been a fan of the game show "Jeopardy!" on those occasions when the show doesn't make me feel like an idiot. "Jeopardy!" is really the only game show I can think of that requires its contestants actually to be smart. You can't make an educated guess based on a multiple-choice question. You can't phone a ...
When I was a teenager, my mother was as dumb as a rock. That statement probably doesn't come as a surprise to anyone who has ever been a teenager. In our teen years, we know everything, and it shocks us to discover just how little our parents actually know. Fortunately for my mother, it was just a phase and she grew out of it. By the time I was in my 20s, my mother had ...
Mere minutes after a teenage terrorist had been captured, Bostonians poured into the streets and cheered – cheered! – the police and firefighters who had ended the terror.
The government has been getting its grubby little paws into your paycheck every two weeks for the last year, and now it's ready for you to give more.
I often get asked how Glory, the black and white springer spaniel who lives at my house, and I got together.
I sometimes have a hard time sleeping, so I do what a lot of people suffering from insomnia do. I turn on the TV.
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