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Brenda Looper

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Recent Stories by Brenda Looper

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.

Don't feed the bears

posted: 05/20/2015 2:43 a.m. Discuss

As many of you know, I've been having computer problems of late, which made writing and posting both my column and my blog an "adventure" (why, yes, those are air quotes).

Rain of error

posted: 05/13/2015 3 a.m. Comments 2

When I was a very young child, I was quite worried about armed apes. I couldn't imagine what we humans had done to incur the wrath of all those gorillas I'd hear about on the news.

The best teacher

posted: 05/06/2015 3 a.m. Comment 1

Have a problem with my sense of humor? You'll have to blame my mom for that.

So (not) offensive

posted: 04/29/2015 2:59 a.m. Comments 4

You'll notice I've been a bit cranky lately, what with all that troll-baiting and bear-poking. Severe chocolate deficits will do that. It doesn't help matters that I've been cruising chocolatiers' websites for a Mother's Day gift. Pardon my drool, please.

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