OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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A Truth Not Told O. B. Smedley, the Bay’s cynical media critic, has come up with a new cause: a class action lawsuit against booze, beer, and wine vendors and their advertising agencies. Smedley is asking all citizens to join him in his lawsuit that he claims will – if successful – transform our society. […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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“…and a Time to Shed.” Part II Last week’s column discussed how the tedious existence arising from being “iced in” – provided a massive amount of time to deal with all the junk and odds and ends that many of us have accumulated over many years. You start in the attic over your garage, and […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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So, OK, you’re iced in again. Your downward sloping driveway is a sheet of ice. You can’t get to your mailbox or even pick up your morning newspaper as it sits half way up the driveway in its yellow wrapper. You feel like you are in a endless rewinding time warp, like Bill Murray in […]

The Crazy Things We Did By Doug Nelson

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“Carrot Top” While I was in the service, I had bleached my hair orange, although not on purpose. I had heard peroxide would bleach your hair blonde, and I always wanted to be a blonde. Each morning I dipped my comb into a glass of peroxide and ran the comb through my hair. After several […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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What the “Insiders” Don’t Tell You When it comes to thinking that you have been taught the truth as proven by “science”, take another look. From grade school right through college and continuing by way of the secular media, our society has been “educated” that science has all the answers and especially so when it […]

The Crazy Things We Did By Doug Nelson

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“Hell Of A Smell” As teenagers we would go to youth rallies with our church youth group. One such rally was in Oregon, Wisconsin. I had kind of a bad name around church as a reckless driver so none of the mothers would let their daughters ride in my car. Becky was one such daughter. […]

DISABILITIES By Daniel J. Vance, MS, LPC, NCC

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SD Family Has Disability-Related Challenges On Christmas Eve 2014, Tommi Mclaughlin of Spearfish, South Dakota, lost her balance because of multiple sclerosis (MS), fell over backwards near the family Christmas tree, and fractured two vertebrae in her back. It wasn’t the best of times. About the fall, 64-year-old Mclaughlin in a telephone interview said, “I […]

The Crazy Things We Did By Doug Nelson

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Skating on Thin Ice The winter of ’62 was fridged to say the least. We had several inches of snow on the ground already and I woke up Saturday morning to another 12 inches. Several of us had planned to go ice skating that evening at Leavings Lake, a small park on the south side […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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Uncle Al (This “story” first appeared in the FFB News Feb. 12, 2003.) Most everybody has some relative – a brother, a cousin, an uncle – that they’re not too proud of. Maybe there’s a drinking problem or the guy’s a womanizer – whatever – but nobody in the family spends a lot of time […]

Out of Bounds by Geary (Smedley) Leason

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Smedley’s Principles for Good Reading: Part II Last week, this column carried the wisdom found in Part I of Waldo Smedley’s magnus opium, “Principles for Good Reading.” More of the same found in Part II follows here: #3 A Good Read Requires a Good Writer: Smedley contends that for a good read, the author and […]