The End Of The Story

I wasn’t quite 10 years old when I became an avid radio listener. And — to no great surprise to people who know me well — it was baseball that got me hooked. During the summer of 1977, my dad took my brother and me to southern California for July and August while he worked on…
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An Informal Survey

Every once in a while, those of us who work at the Globe wonder aloud about what our readers may like and not like most about the paper. For instance, we know that obituaries are typically very well read, as is the police report. And – if the page view numbers we get on our Web page are any…
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Fore

Reading Laura Grevas’ story on a planned Prairie View Golf Links/Worthington Country Club study made me flash back to my first-ever visit to Worthington in March 2001. I pulled into what was then a poorly maintained parking lot at what’s now the Travelodge – eight years ago, it was the Expo Inn. I rested for a…
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A Friday Curse?

That’s what I’m beginning to think, anyway. That’s because on almost every Friday since Christmas – with the exception of maybe one – one of our two kids has been sick. It’s as if a whole week at daycare, which I’ve affectionately deemed "the germ factory," ultimately takes its toll right on the cusp of the…
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Socializing

The year after I graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton – 1989 – a funny little communication tool started becoming increasingly prevalent on campus. Everyone would dash off to the primary computer center on campus to send "campus mail" to each other. This, of course, was a precursor to e-mail, and I…
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