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Brenda Looper

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A healthy dose

posted: 02/25/2015 2:57 a.m. Discuss

Note to readers: I'm taking a little time off to try to breathe without coughing up a lung (it seems I need my lungs), so rather than make you read the weirdness that comes from little sleep and mistyping, I looked through my old columns. The original version of this one ran Feb. 26, 2014. Hopefully next week I'll be back to my usual wisecracking self.

Cocoa and contemplation: Weight of words

posted: 02/18/2015 3:05 a.m. Discuss

Icy weather like what we've just had tends to lead to a bit of introspection for me. Or just random weird thoughts ... like why normally sane people in broadcasting go completely Super Bowl/Wrestlemania fan on the air sometimes.

Misquote mischief?

posted: 02/11/2015 3:02 a.m. Comments 10

Every day I get letters containing myriad quotes, some of which are easily confirmed or debunked because they're used--and misused--so much. It's gotten to the point that I can pinpoint where the writer got his information because of a much-repeated misquote (or completely made-up one).

A slip of the tongue

posted: 02/04/2015 3:03 a.m. Comment 1

The thing that seemed to most upset a lot of people about the state taking over the Little Rock School District wasn't that a state agency was sticking its nose into local business. Oh, no.

A matter of trust

posted: 01/28/2015 3:06 a.m. Discuss

Often in the course of my job, I find numerous "facts" that aren't facts at all.

Questionable intent

posted: 01/21/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Some days are chock full of fun for me, between goofy email jokes from readers and the occasional anonymous ranter. I do love to laugh.

Agree to disagree

posted: 01/14/2015 2:59 a.m. Discuss

When you don't agree with a stated fact, or a divisive figure, what do you do?

No longer listless

posted: 01/07/2015 3:13 a.m. Discuss

Did you hear that sound last Wednesday? It was a collective sigh of relief from word nerds everywhere upon the release of Lake Superior State University's 2015 list of banished words.

Tedious terms

posted: 12/31/2014 3:09 a.m. Comments 6

As I write this, I'm awaiting the release of the Lake Superior State University's Banished Words list for 2015, due to be issued today.

Christmas wishes

posted: 12/24/2014 2:56 a.m. Discuss

When Christmas dawns on Thursday, I'll hopefully still be in bed ... at least till the crazy cat decides I've slept long enough and that he wants his present now. Yes, I give the behemoth a Christmas present. I like to live.

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