“Extra! Extra! Read all about! 19-year-old whiz kid buys town’s newspaper!”
When people stop me on the street, accost me in the grocery store or detain me at the border, it’s always the same question: “Scott, what is the surprising fashion trend to emerge for men in 2017?”
Author’s note: Please enjoy this column originally published in 2001 and edited here for length. I’ll be back next week with something new if the Lord’s willing and the creek don’t rise.
What do you say when you encounter Santa walking along an empty side street on an early morning eight days before Christmas?
Longtime readers of this column, otherwise known as Ed and Kenny, will recall my fear that robots will take my job.
Sprawling high pressure spilling southward from the northern plains states to the mid Mississippi River Valley will push an arctic airmass into the southern Appalachians tonight. Windy conditions will persist, with northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph across the mountains and gusts as high as 40 …
Note: What was the biggest threat to children before creepy clowns? The game of tag. Please enjoy this encore column first published in 2006.
The fear of clowns is called coulrophobia and it is sweeping the nation, or at least popping up in the news between Kardashian robberies and Trump tweets.
The home phone, the landline, the bearer of bad news, the interrupter of meals and fourth-quarter comebacks, the tool of con men and overzealous bill collectors, is no more.
Diminutive and vengeful North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, or Li’l Kim as I call him because I currently do not live in North Korea, doesn’t like it when someone falls asleep at important meetings.
There are some opportunities I do not want to take advantage of. Here are three as part of a new occasional column theme called “no thanks.”
How many people worldwide would write an essay and pay a $175 entry fee for a chance to own and operate a newspaper in Vermont?
Back in 2013, or the good ol’ days as we like to call them, I received an urgent email from Judy, who had been mugged in the Philippines and needed couple of thousand dollars to get home, apparently unaware that I work for a newspaper and do not have a couple of thousand of even a couple of …