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Brenda Looper

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posted: 01/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 26

Reality has a way of intruding, even when you do your best to avoid it. Some, though, faced with that reality, won't accept it if it clashes with their ideology.

OPINION: BRENDA LOOPER: You're outta here

posted: 01/10/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

For those who hoped I was done talking about words for a while, sorry. Well, not really. I am a word nerd after all.

OPINION: Vows to keep

posted: 12/27/2017 2:41 a.m. Comments 2

Resolutions have never really been part of my observance of the new year. I'm not alone; StatisticsBrain found that 42 percent of Americans don't make resolutions at all, and 17 percent do so only every once in a while. Of the 41 percent who frequently do, only 9.2 percent feel they're successful in keeping those resolutions.

OPINION: BRENDA LOOPER: Christmas wishes

posted: 12/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

In just a few days, it will be Christmas. Whether I'm with my family or not, I always think of our Christmases together.


posted: 12/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

In about two and a half weeks, we'll know what Lake Superior State University's list of banished words for 2018 contains. I'm betting right now on a specific phrase to top the list, especially considering how much it's been used and abused over the past couple of years: "Fake news."


posted: 12/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Dealing with a stomach bug, a cold, and the fever associated with them has made the last week a little surreal. I'm pretty sure there weren't dancing munchkins in the newsroom. But surely the president didn't spend part of the weekend urging people to sue ABC News because of stock losses.

OPINION: BRENDA LOOPER: Highly sensitive

posted: 11/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 19

At this time of year, the mischievous little sister in me is hard to control, especially when it comes to things that offend the overly sensitive ... you know, those things that at one time bothered very few people until someone decided to make it part of their persecution complex.

OPINION: Horn of plenty

posted: 11/22/2017 2:51 a.m. Comments 3

This is the time when a lot of columnists get kinda schmaltzy ... I mean, it's Thanksgiving. Why shouldn't I get in on the act?

OPINION: Sounds familiar ...

posted: 11/15/2017 2:57 a.m. Discuss

It's been hard lately to find much to laugh about, with tales of death and destruction sharing the stage with sexual misconduct.

OPINION: Who am I?

posted: 11/08/2017 2:51 a.m. Discuss

I often joke, like many others here, that I'm responsible only for what I write, not what you read. That's why I'm hardly ever shocked by emails and letters that claim I'm one thing or another when they're far from the truth. People see what they want to see.






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