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Bombast in the evening

It’s such a cliché to complain about Mondays, but let’s face it, they really do suck. There’s just not much in a Monday to recommend it, particularly mine, which involves…

Fine dining in Northeast Tennessee

Because I’m a nice person and don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, I don’t want to say this too loudly, but IT’S SPRING BREAK! WOOHOO! Oh, wait, I said I…

Weekend Worrier

My Beloved and I spent this past Saturday until Derby time prettying up our patch of Pulaski. This, like many things in marriage, involved making a deal — I would…

Fire Up the Mastodon

Back in the days when men were men, women were women and everyone was named “Og,” surviving the winter meant making sure there was enough mastodon for everyone to have…

Old coat

Want to know something that’s both happy-making and kind of a bummer at the same time? The length of visible daylight today, Jan. 29, is 40 minutes longer than it…

Better Homes and Gardens

On these nights when it’s been too cold even for the pup, I’ve been curled on our sofa with a real treat – my mother’s 1953 edition of the “Better…

Fighting flu the traditional way

By now everyone with a functioning immune system is aware that there’s a flu epidemic out there, the worst one in years. This year’s flu vaccine “missed” the main strain,…

A brief and utterly unreliable history of the Christmas card

For many generations after the events of the First Christmas, nobody bothered to celebrate it. For one thing, they’d sort of lost track of the original, except that it was…

Clamshells for Christmas

This is a public service announcement from those of us here at Alarmist Media, ever vigilant in protecting the public from themselves, each other, and most importantly us. This just…

O Christmas poo

Dear Santa, You know how, two weeks before Christmas, you keep getting these requests for world peace and stuff like that? This isn’t one of those requests. I do want…

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