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Brenda Looper

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Recent Stories by Brenda Looper

If that's your name

posted: 04/22/2015 2:50 a.m. Comments 26

It seems I struck a little bit of a nerve with last week's column. As a little sister, then, I can say that I fulfilled my duty to poke the bear. And ya know what? I think I'll poke it a little bit more.For whom the trolls yell

Turn the crank

posted: 04/15/2015 2:41 a.m. Comments 31

Having your computer flake out on you gives you a lot of time to think ... not always a good thing. Especially when you remember you haven't finished your taxes--or your column--yet.

In the end times?

posted: 04/08/2015 2:47 a.m. Comments 7

One of the things that seems to be missing from many of the current hullabaloos is a sense of proportion.

Let's raise a toast

posted: 04/01/2015 2:57 a.m. Discuss

Sorry, guys, if you were hoping lasting effects from my recent stroke might disable the part of my brain that's obsessed with words. So far, that part's working just fine.

On the offense

posted: 03/25/2015 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Many are well aware of Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's famous line from his concurring opinion in a pivotal case on pornography: "I know it when I see it." Copy editors are often called the readers' last line of defense, but I've always assigned an additional task to myself when editing: Think dirty before the readers do ... because, believe me, they will.

Of few(er) words

posted: 03/18/2015 2:52 a.m. Discuss

There were things I definitely missed while I was out of the office. What does a word nerd do when she can't talk about words because her brain's not working quite right?

Road to recovery

posted: 03/11/2015 2:54 a.m. Comments 4

I must say I'm sorry, dear readers, for not being here. Sure, some have likely done happy dances (I'm looking at you, Mr. Anonymous), but some have worried (thank you).

Columnists: The new civil war

posted: 03/04/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Note to readers: I'm taking some time off. The original version of this column appeared Jan. 8, 2014.

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.

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