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T. GAMBLE: Well, I didn't see that one coming

OPINION: Middle age has a way of dimming your view

I was one of the lucky ones, being a little over 50 before my eyes suddenly revolted, turned against me and forced me to order food in fancy restaurants by playing point the finger at an item and hope for the best when they bring the plate.

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T. GAMBLE: Its still all about the candy

OPINION: A Halloween carnival by any other name is still processed-sugar sweet

Forget Santa. Give out the “wrong” treats and you’ll get on the kids’ naughty list.

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T. GAMBLE: No way I'll Gamble on mountain climbing

OPINION: Mountain climbing just does not have much appeal

Let me know when they get a driving tour for ascending Mt. Everest going.

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T. GAMBLE: Ebola thing has me in a tizzy

OPINION: The U.S. opted to import this deadly illness

Ebola is one import America could live without.

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T. GAMBLE: Unload the wallet and load up on fun

OPINION: Its hard to look too tacky at a Florida theme park

Universal has great rides, all designed to see if a human being can withstand being upside down at the speed of light while turning at a 90-degree angle. The Hurricane and Princess fare pretty well on such rides. I, on the other hand, now need a full time chiropractor.

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T. GAMBLE: First date not the time to bare all

OPINION: Nudity on the first date can cause some problems, especially with the first dance

As a general rule, blind dates are a bad idea. Blind dates that involve the couple being naked and filmed by a cable TV crew are even worse.

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T. GAMBLE: OK, preacher, here comes the wave

OPINION: Applause at church services still can be uncomfortable

We’re still stuck between modern times, where it is OK to applaud church activity, and old-time doctrine, where clapping in church was considered giving the person praise and not God.

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T. GAMBLE: Pass the cup, the end is near

OPINION: The dreaded red solo cup prophecy comes to a head at the Miss America pageant

Every generation has those who predict the end of the world is near. Finally, a sign that cannot be denied has appeared — on national TV, to boot.

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T. GAMBLE: Do you want cheese on your cheeseburger?

OPINION: Fast-food workers demanding $15 an hour takes the cake

This new movement may actually be much better than Obama’s health care plan in that I will finally be able to quit eating fast food because I will not be able to afford it.

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T. GAMBLE: SEC ready for big 'weak'-end

OPINION: Its a big snooze in the Southland on Saturday

Weak opponents make for some weak games.

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T. GAMBLE: What's in stork for the devout?

OPINION: Nineteen kids gives a whole new meaning to being devout

Jill Dillard, who’s mother, Michelle Duggar, has 19 children, looks to be off to a fast, productive start in her own marriage.

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T. GAMBLE: Incentives make voting a win all around

OPINION: With the cash lottery proposed in L.A., everybody wins

The chance for a lottery payout could be just the thing to get voters back to the polls.

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T. GAMBLE: Some accepted truisms not all that true

OPINION: There is at least one sensible reason for jumping off a high object

Many of the things we have accepted as great truths turn out to be bogus.

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T. GAMBLE: An uncensored time was had by all

OPINION: Glowing nuptial reports brush over real life

According to newspaper accounts, the average newlywed just hit the romance jackpot and nothing but clear sailing, fortune and fun await the glowing couple.

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T. GAMBLE: Everyone's caught in the (Inter)net

OPINION: Some 'great inventions' could be done without

There’s no pathway back to the simpler good ol’ days.