OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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More FAQ with God Last week this column proposed that a website as sponsored by God would give people a chance to ask God some questions that they otherwise would feel uncomfortable in expressing in their religious settings of church services, Bible studies, and Sunday School. Following are some more questions along this line. FAQ: […]

Travels With Thom

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By Thom Dillon “And when the fog’s over and the stars and the moon come out at night it’ll be a beautiful sight.” Jack Kerouac There is much to dislike about the State of California: the stressful and smelly traffic congestion; the garish boys, girls, men and women hanging around tourist attractions who start posing […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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If God had a Website Oliver P. Smedley, the Bay’s seedy geezer known for his off-the-wall philosophizing, threw one of his beauties out at the church’s mens group that meets for breakfast at Jack’s every Monday morning. Smedley mused that many folks have some questions they would like to ask God but don’t have the […]

Out of Bounds by Geary leason

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Arising from the Ash Pile There is no greater thrill in life than to see that which was broken and considered worthless be restored to wholesomeness and great value. Last Thursday, Oct. 16, several hundred people gathered at the Bay’s renovated Convention Center to applaud a great restoration. Only this was not a celebration of […]

The Crazy Things We Did By Doug Nelson

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“Boo-ooooo” The Halloween of 1970 was a great scare fest. My wife and I set up a haunted walkway from the sidewalk to the front porch of our first home. We used a 100 amp stereo amplifier and a bank of switches from Radio Shack. Next we carved two pumpkins into Jack-O-Lanterns and put speakers […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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TV Reviews (Editor’s Note: This newspaper has contracted with Aaron B. Goldfish Publications on a free trial basis to carry their syndicated column “TV Weekly” as written by the well known TV and movie critic, Francis X. Smedley. Smedley has two degrees from Oxford Institute, and a third degree from the FBI. His column is […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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Smedley Votes NYET! Ernest Smedley, the Bay’s cantankerous geezer, who opines on practically every subject known to man (be it religion, science, television programs, scams – you name it) – has climbed upon his soapbox one more time on a subject that is currently invading our lives: it is the political campaigns that are being […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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Sylvester Smedley found himself in a strange predicament with his newly acquired neighbors, the co-residents of a new subdivision located in West Des Moines, Iowa. Sylvester had recently bought a modest two bedroom home in this 117 new home development, Friendly Green Acres, coming from Pottsville, AR in response to a job offer from a […]

Travels With Thom

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by Scout Dillon “The dwelling houses were set apart haphazard on the tough prairie sod; some of them looked as if they had been moved in overnight, and others as if they were straying off by themselves , headed straight for the open plain.” Willa CatherWilla Cather is Thom’s favorite writer. He loves the way she […]

OUT OF BOUNDS By Geary (Smedley) Leason

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Ernest Smedley, the Bay’s iconic geezer, wrote us recently to share a major enlightening discovery: that the Greater Des Moines, Iowa area is the green grass capital – not of the U.S. – but of the entire world! Here, without exception, every roadside and median, every shopping center and mall, every public building and park, […]