Everything Old Is New Again

I don’t think it was too long ago that I threw out the last jacket that had shoulder pads from my closet. Almost any time I purge my closet of what has been deemed out-of-date clothing, I come to regret it. According to a recent Associated Press story about Fashion Week in New York City,…
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Ah, Those Gingersnaps

Writing about my Grandma Alice yesterday prompted some more reminiscing in my mind. Grandma A was indeed a no-nonsense businesswoman and spent a lot of her time at Rickers Studio, making sure things ran smoothly. But in the apartment she and Grandpa Harry inhabited above the studio, and at their home on West Lake Okoboji,…
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Blast From The Past

As part of my duties here at the Daily Globe, I handle all the society items — significant birthdays and anniversaries, engagements and weddings — that go into the newspaper each week.   I particularly enjoy getting in the anniversary announcements, especially when they include an original wedding photo of the couple. It’s fun to…
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What’s For Dinner?

Most of the time, I’m the one to take a late lunch among the Daily Globe newsroom staff. Everybody else heads out at noon, and somebody has to stick around in case the phone rings or a customer wanders into our domain. But I don’t mind, because by going to lunch at a later hour…
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Friday The 13th Is Upon Us

I find it quite humorous that there’s a word for the fear of the No. 13 — triskaidekaphobia — and downright hilarious that there’s a word for the fear of Friday the 13th — paraskavedekatriaphobia. (Try to pronounce that three times fast!) To me, 13 is an undisputably lucky number. I was born on a…
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