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Brenda Looper

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Assistant Voices Editor

Assistant Voices Editor

Recent Stories by Brenda Looper

On the offensive

posted: 08/27/2014 2:08 a.m. Discuss

One of the things not well understood about my job is that of what I believe. There's a reason for that: As far as the Voices page goes, my beliefs don't matter.

Them's fightin' words: Curses foiled again

posted: 08/20/2014 3:36 a.m. Discuss

How do you write about words we can't really use in a family newspaper without using those words? Your guess is as good as mine, but here goes nothin'.

Broadly speaking

posted: 08/13/2014 3:35 a.m. Discuss

It’s been said that politics make strange bedfellows; I say political ads toss the mattress out the window. (You didn’t need to sleep, did you?)

Let's get ready to rumble: Live like a referee

posted: 08/06/2014 4:08 a.m. Comment 1

We have some of the most creative and funny letter-writers here, and they make this job a lot easier.

My myth takes

posted: 07/30/2014 3:56 a.m. Comment 1

There are times I'm pretty sure some people in the state think we're having an earthquake when, really, it's just me laughing so hard that even the ground shakes.

Attack of the air quotes: Miss misquoted

posted: 07/16/2014 3:08 a.m. Comments 7

While shopping recently, I was reminded of my work. Yes, I'm a sick puppy and I need help.

Slippery sources

posted: 07/09/2014 3:20 a.m. Comments 5

Far too often, we let what we want to be true to become our reality despite any evidence to the contrary; we don't need evidence--we just know it's true.

That's not polite . . .

posted: 07/02/2014 3:11 a.m. Comment 1

There are always those times when we self-censor because it's just not polite to say the first thing that comes to your mind when someone does or says something worthy of scorn.

There, their, they're

posted: 06/25/2014 3:58 a.m. Comment 1

We're always a bit embarrassed at the paper when an error is made. When it's a grammar or word error, the copy editors among us are doubly chagrined.

It's OK to laugh

posted: 06/18/2014 3:56 a.m. Discuss

Every so often, there's a phrase that enters the lexicon as a good-natured jab/sometime pejorative. Then something happens that shines a whole new light on it.

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