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At Random: Almanacs good answer to malaise

When summer’s lasted too long, and the headlines are all nasty and bleak, and the year begins to sag under the weight of its worries, I look to each autumn’s arrival of the latest farmer’s almanacs to cheer me up. The new… Continue reading →

Smiley Anders

Smiley: Story of Typewriter Bend

Dear Smiley: Back in the mid-1960s, I was an aspiring sportswriter for the New Orleans States-Item. One Saturday, I was riding up to Baton Rouge to help cover an LSU football game with Peter Finney — the States-Item’s lead… Continue reading →

Mark Ballard

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Gregory Roberts

Scott Rabalais

Patricia Gannon

Chante Warren: Common Ground

Danny Heitman: At Random

At Random: Almanacs good answer to malaise

When summer’s lasted too long, and the headlines are all nasty and bleak, and the year begins to sag under the weight of its worries, I look to each autumn’s arrival of the latest farmer’s almanacs to cheer me up. The new… Continue reading →

Quin Hillyer

Pat Shingleton

Pat Shingleton’s Weather News for Sept. 20, 2014

Recent wet weather has slightly delayed our sugarcane harvest. The purchase of the “deep-freezer” by my dad in the 1960s became a storage locker for the fruits and vegetables from our garden in Ellwood City, Pa. As noted in a previous… Continue reading →