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 By John Bourjaily    Opinion

Farewell to best friend in the world

If you are a local music fan of a certain age, then you are aware of the recent passing of WXRT DJ Lin Brehmer. Sadly, Lin died of prostate cancer this past January at the age of 68... — Updated 3/1/2023

 By John Bourjaily    Opinion

A new twist to an old tradition

I have never been a fan of New Year’s resolutions. The way I figure it, if you want to partake in self-improvement activities, why wait until Jan. 1? The date is utterly... — Updated 1/4/2023

 By John Bourjaily    Opinion

Until next time, election season

OK everyone, take a deep breath. The election is finally over. We can now return to normal TV commercials and less-crammed mailboxes, and the internet can go back to inundating us w... — Updated 11/9/2022

 By John Bourjaily    Opinion

Nest feeling a little too empty

I have always encouraged my daughters to be independent, strong-willed women. Life is too short to ignore your dreams and squander all that this world has to offer. "Spread your... — Updated 10/5/2022

 By John Bourjaily    Opinion

Preserve your precious resource

Time is on your side. Don't waste it. If you know anything about me, you know I absolutely despise waste. Wasted money, wasted energy and perhaps worst of all, wasted time. I have... — Updated 5/4/2022

 By John Bourjaily    Opinion

Tips from one adult to an (almost) adult

Incredibly, we will be celebrating my youngest child's 21st birthday in a couple of weeks. Now I know you're probably expecting another "I can't believe I'm that old" column, but... — Updated 3/16/2022

 By John Bourjaily    Opinion

New year brings new chapter

Happy New Year! Like every other New Year's Eve, this one was no different. We rang in the new year with a festive and fun-filled celebration with the family. Lots of hugs, kisses... — Updated 1/19/2022

 By John Bourjaily    Opinion

The turn signal column

On our National Day of Thanks, I would like to send out a special message of appreciation to the woman who managed to not kill me when I was out for a run a couple weeks ago. When... — Updated 11/23/2021

 By John Bourjaily    Opinion

College drop-off tears short lived

I can't help but chuckle at all the recent social media posts from parents dropping off their freshman kids at college. Could you people be any weepier? Come on! It's not like... — Updated 9/29/2021

 By John Bourjaily    Opinion

Dad's Day not just 'Hallmark' holiday

As we celebrate our country's independence this week, I can't help but chuckle about some of the crazy holidays the world has conjured up over the years. How do you celebrate... — Updated 7/7/2021

 By John Bourjaily    Opinion

Last-minute getaway a true gift

Several weeks ago my daughters came up with this crazy idea of all of us going to South Carolina for a family vacation. What's even more ridiculous, they wanted to leave in 12... — Updated 7/8/2020


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