Keyword: My Lousy World
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I come here today not to bury my Republican Party, but to save it. God willing, we might succeed.  In the mid-90s, after I went kicking and screaming to the Walk to Emmaus, I inadvertently … more
As a long-time, unpaid pet detective, I feel qualified to offer time-tested advice to keep your best friend safe and healthy. Pets are, after all, God’s sweetest gift to mankind, ranked by … more
“Changing my steering pump; what a lovely way of saying how much you love me. Lying with a wet rump; what a lovely way to say you’re thinking of me …” It’s a little … more
My annoyingly proactive dentist office called last week to sweetly inform me, “It’s time for your cleaning, Douglas. Can we set you up for next week?” My first thought was, … more
Good ol’ Richard Pryor, who had me at, “You sure you got the right case?!” in the movie, “Stir Crazy,” could really cap off a story with his talkative eyes. He once … more
It was during Easter Sunday morning service when I traveled back to a disturbing event nearly 40 years ago. I was in an old pickup truck but couldn’t make out who the driver was or why we were … more
Well, I’m a few weeks late with my New Year’s resolutions recap, but it was a short, half-hearted list anyway. Let’s face it: With COVID claiming half-a-million lives, and … more
Many a night I’m reminded of the Everly Brothers singing so eloquently, “Whenever I want you, all I have to do is dreeeeam.” Gary Wright crooned it to another level with, “I … more
The letter to the editor is a valuable weapon for any maligned and/or misunderstood citizen. I think Bart Simpson said it best with, “The pen is mightier than the flaming bag of poop.” It … more
It was while I was spreading my second slice of butter bread to accompany my spaghetti — thumbing my nose at all the keto mumbo jumbo — I thought of my late father, Alfred P. Blough. Ma … more
It seems like just yesterday I was turning a global shutdown into a positive call-to-arms, walking almost daily. It started with less than a mile and eventually morphed to 3-plus miles at a … more
As I began reading the July 30 bicycle-crash column, “Looking for Heather,” I began thinking, “Hmmm; I didn’t know my brother Paul was a writer.” The photo wasn’t … more
I’ve been quite irregular as of late, due to a column roughage deficiency. My writing has been so infrequent, I feel I should introduce myself, pending the blessings of my Tribune superiors, … more
I’m not one to conjecture when the end is near; I’ve been rapture-victimized too many times. The projected date comes and goes, leaving me feeling foolish for my last-minute prep. In the … more
I’ve often used the cliché “Join the club,” like when someone says, “I can’t catch a break,” or “I think I might be demon-possessed.” But you … more
How to put a monetary value on a Bible? I’d guess your standard NIV at around $30, with an audible, as translated by Donald Trump, much pricier. Priceless though, are those years-old, tattered … more
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