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Brenda Looper

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OPINION: Fiction friction

posted: 09/20/2017 2:48 a.m. Comment 1

It's not often that I want to completely eradicate a word or phrase from the English language, mostly because I know that language evolves. Yes, there are words and phrases I don't like, but I live with them. I mean, c'mon ... I'm a word nerd.

OPINION: Not loath to loathe

posted: 09/13/2017 2:54 a.m. Discuss

When someone's writing drives you up the wall, what do you do? Do you read it anyway, cringing all the while, or do you decide it's just not worth your time and find something better to do?

OPINION: BRENDA LOOPER: Protesting protests

posted: 09/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Like many, I find myself a bit at sea when seeing violent protests from the alt-right (white supremacists and neo-Nazis) and Antifa (anarchists using "black bloc" tactics who tend to hijack peaceful counter-protests). Part of that is the painting of each as indicative of the broader right and left wings when they are only tiny parts of the whole.

OPINION: BRENDA LOOPER: Life in old dogs yet

posted: 08/30/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Note to readers: Between illness, working ahead for the Labor Day holiday, and dealing with a cranky computer, I'm a bit pressed for time, so this week's column is a blast from the past. The original version ran May 27, 2015.


posted: 08/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

After a weekend in which I battled both fire ants and tears (after receiving a vaccination reminder for my dear, departed furry one), I want to move on to happier things. Alas, it appears time instead to revisit logical fallacies, specifically false/moral equivalence.

OPINION: What happened?

posted: 08/16/2017 2:47 a.m. Comments 3

After Charlottesville, I really don't know what to say.


posted: 08/09/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Oh, my dear Mr. Anonymous, we've had some times, haven't we? Now, though, they must come to an end. Consider this my notice to move out of your head. Sure, living there rent-free has its advantages, but I long for something else.

OPINION: Unwise words

posted: 08/02/2017 2:55 a.m. Comments 4

I hear the voice of Inigo Montoya in my head a lot.


posted: 07/26/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Have I mentioned lately how much I really don't like hot weather? It makes me cranky, and with no cat to calm me down at the moment, I must find other ways to relieve that surliness.

OPINION: BRENDA LOOPER: On the bright side

posted: 07/19/2017 2:55 a.m. Discuss

Between the summer heat and the constant drama coming from D.C. and elsewhere, it's hard to maintain a sunny demeanor ... not that I always have one.






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