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March 16, 2017

Finding the zone

By Dom Cioffi

I’m at a bit of a crossroads with my son. He’s on the verge of turning into a teenager and with that transition he’s displaying many of the negative traits associated with the age. Lately he’s been on this kick where he…

Beginning to connect the dots of the new regime
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March 8, 2017

Beginning to connect the dots of the new regime

By Marguerite Jill Dye

Capitalism, social democracy, free society, our Constitution. Immigration, cheap labor, scapegoats, enemy. I’m beginning to connect the dots and decipher the meaning of what’s happening in spite of the daily chaos and diversionary tactics of the new regime. This isn’t your everyday connect-the-dots…

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March 8, 2017

Are you thinking about starting a business?

By Kevin Theissen

While many of us have thought about starting our own businesses, not all of us actually do. Why not make 2017 the year you take the dream out of your head and put it into practice? Yes, you will hear many reasons not…

Altitude Sickness
March 8, 2017

Comedy, Ambien and the English Channel

So the SnowPlow comedy contest at the Outback was fun. I broke all my rules, went in with new material (I usually rehearse myself silly), and engaged in filthy blue comedy (I am usually a clean comic, but contests are always basically a parade of…

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March 8, 2017

Principle and prejudice

Writers of internet content are in general unoriginal, pandering, and shamelessly given to formula, so when one particular article becomes a successful and widely shared piece of clickbait, you can bet that other articles in same vein will follow. Was that dress blue and black…

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March 8, 2017

Cracking the nutrition code without packing it on

By Kyle Finneron

As I prep for my body-building competition I have realized that largest key to my success will be my ability to follow a proper diet and exercise plan to make the necessary changes. I am currently following one plan that is complicated,…

Rockin’ the region with Low Country Funk
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March 8, 2017

Rockin’ the region with Low Country Funk

Make sure you head to Outback Pizza on Saturday night at 9 p.m. to see Low Country Funk (LCF). I first saw them in December at the memorial tribute concert for Steve Audsley. I had already seen most of the acts on the bill, but…

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March 8, 2017

Present and accounted for

By Dom Cioffi

Does the name Andy Whitfield ring a bell? Unless you’re 35 or younger and a frequent attendee at Comic-Con, probably not. Born in Wales in 1971, Whitfield initially studied to become an engineer, and at the age of 28, moved to Sydney,…

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March 1, 2017

Who are you?

By Dom Cioffi

Prior to the beginning of August 2016, I knew exactly who I was. I had 50 years on this earth to try things out to see where I fit in. I had settled into life, my job, my family, my hobbies. I…