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Brenda Looper

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Recent Stories by Brenda Looper

Wretched refuse

posted: 07/29/2015 2:57 a.m. Comments 2

Politics and politicians have mucked a lot of things up, but most painful to me are truth and words. Truth, as we know, has become malleable and, for the most partisan among us, whatever aligns with their beliefs.

Snark week again

posted: 07/22/2015 2:57 a.m. Comment 1

I think we all know the importance of relieving pressure. Anyone who's ever shaken up a can of soda before handing it to a "friend" (not that any of us kind and gentle souls would ever pull such a mean prank) can testify to that.

An uncivil war

posted: 07/15/2015 2:49 a.m. Comments 9

Hot weather tends to make me a cranky, especially when an 18-pound mass of fur and muscle decides to share the love ... and sweat.

Reading into hate

posted: 07/08/2015 2:45 a.m. Comments 5

Just a word of health advice to those of you with high blood pressure: If you hate-read, hate-listen or hate-watch, it might be a good idea to stop, or at least taper off. It’ll only result in higher blood pressure for all of us.

Hyper hyperbole

posted: 07/01/2015 2:53 a.m. Comments 6

What hasn't happened in the last couple of weeks? Oh yeah, the world didn't end ... though to hear some tell it, the end is nigh.

Ask questions first

posted: 06/24/2015 2:51 a.m. Comments 29

Whenever something like the South Carolina mass shooting happens, I always have to brace myself.

A day for dads

posted: 06/17/2015 2:52 a.m. Discuss

My dad has been on my mind a lot lately, especially as his mom, my last remaining grandparent, passed away last month a few days before Mother's Day.

Order of the day

posted: 06/10/2015 3:02 a.m. Discuss

An email from a friend and frequent correspondent last week reminded me just how important word order is.

Where 'truth' lies

posted: 06/03/2015 2:56 a.m. Comments 3

Sometimes I think people are testing just to see if Stephanie and I really do fact-check letters.

Life in old dogs yet

posted: 05/27/2015 2:42 a.m. Comments 2

For a word nerd, there is very little that's more fun than discovering new words ... unless it's rediscovering old words.

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