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Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 9:15 AM

After professional golfers wrap up their competitive season each year, the best and most popular among their ranks get to participate in what has been called the “Silly Season.”They play skins games, father-son challenges, three tour challenges and made-for-television matches that people watch because they get more access to their favorite golfers in a relaxed environment. Everyone makes “Caddyshack” and “Tin Cup” jokes, and they laugh all the way to the bank.

Updated Jul 24, 2015 at 8:48 AM

Lawyers are often not held in high esteem, unless of course, you need one. “Go Set a Watchman,” the new novel by Harper Lee, has done nothing to improve the image of lawyers.

Updated Jul 20, 2015 at 9:21 AM

I usually don’t hold political beliefs against people.I know why I favor the candidates I do. I assume others have their reasons for supporting someone. Even if we differ, we can still have a Diet Coke and a friendly debate.

Updated Jul 20, 2015 at 8:34 AM

Let me tell you, dear reader, the story of a man named Trump.

Updated Jul 17, 2015 at 9:18 AM

This week, at the NAACP convention in Philadelphia, President Barack Obama told an enthusiastic audience “all of us need redemption — justice and redemption go hand in hand.”

Updated Jul 15, 2015 at 10:10 AM

From London

Posted Jul 14, 2015 at 8:15 AM

I’m sleeping soundly, and when I open my eyes, Hadley's standing over me with a rubber bone in his mouth. I say "Good morning," and he leans down and places the rubber bone on my mouth; I reach up and grasp it... he’s wagging...

Updated Jul 10, 2015 at 10:21 AM

I’ve written numerous times about society’s skewed expectations about our professional athletes.More to the point, I’ve tried to expose some of the boundless hypocrisy that the various sports leagues bring to this topic.

Updated Jul 2, 2015 at 11:58 AM

“Unacceptable,” is how President François Hollande of France describes current revelations regarding extensive spying by the United States government. Wikileaks files regarding France published in June reveal the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA)...

Updated Jun 23, 2015 at 8:00 PM

I’ve seen better days, however, I’ve also seen worse. I don’t have everything I want, however, I do have all I need. Often I wake up with aches and pains (usually I go to sleep with those same aches and pains)…...

Updated Jun 15, 2015 at 1:19 PM

The 2016 presidential election grows closer by the minute. Can you feel the excitement?Neither can I.

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