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Tyler belts out star-mangled banner

Boy, the AFC National Football Game Championship was quite a spectacle. Of course, I don't mean the game, but actually Steven Tyler, lead singer for Aerosmith and, of late, noted for being a judge on "American Idol," singing — or more accurately described by one commentator as "butchering" — the national anthem. (Know what a rampart is? Click on T.'s column and take the quiz to find out.)

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Bigfoot still outstepping ‘experts’

I was sitting on the couch last night with the 7-year-old hurricane boy and 8-year-old princess, watching Animal Planet’s “Finding Bigfoot.” I’m not much of a believer in Bigfoot but I must admit that I do have at least a passing infatuation with the subject and perhaps a small percentage, let’s say 10 percent, belief maybe he exists.

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Burger stands the test of time

The New Year has really started off with a bang.

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Some jobs best left to the pros

The 7-year-old hurricane boy and the 8-year-old, never-do-any-wrong princess girl are still basking in the glow of Santa Claus.

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Oh, what a lovely attic you have

Christmas time is almost upon us and for this year it means preparation for an upcoming Christmas party. My wife decided we should have a Christmas party this year.

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Gee ... Abe’s got enough statues

It seems that every day I read of some revered monument or historical place which has been destroyed or, worse yet, had the name changed from the original person honored to some newer, in vogue candidate.

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Shake, shake, shake what you got until ...

I just returned from a glorious trip to Orlando with the wife, 7-year-old hurricane boy, and 8-year-old princess girl.

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Christmas brings change of heart

Well, I’m pretty sure the Christmas season must be nearing. There are many telltale signs, but the most glaring sign of all is the desperation effort by the just turned 7-year-old hurricane boy to correct his wayward ways in time for removal from Santa’s naughty list to the horn of plenty list.

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Christmas brings change of heart

Well, I’m pretty sure the Christmas season must be nearing. There are many telltale signs, but the most glaring sign of all is the desperation effort by the just turned 7-year-old hurricane boy to correct his wayward ways in time for removal from Santa’s naughty list to the horn of plenty list.

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Holiday lights, when is the proper time to decorate?

While recently listening to several radio stations, I’ve determined the debate rages on about whether or not Christmas decorations should be put up before Thanksgiving.

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Duggars go for an even 20 kids

I swore I would never again make mention of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar in an article. But, what the heck, it will not be the first time I have sworn to quit doing something only to return to the same bad habit.

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What some people consider art

The world is becoming a stranger and stranger place.

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Little boy’s hopes tank out

The little hurricane 6-year-old boy is fast developing into a Class 5 major calamity.

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Playing dressup not just for kids

As a child, I often wanted to be a super hero.

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Literary mayhem hits first grade

The little 8-year-old princess was discussing with me the story of Adam and Eve.

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Americans should have the right to save face

I recently read where actress Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz and Emma Thompson announced they have formed what is described as the “British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League.”

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Do all gnats go to heaven?

The 6-year-old hurricane boy and the just turned 8-year-old princess were recently riding with my mother and their Aunt Myra, my sister, who was visiting from San Francisco.

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Some tests best left untaken

I was recently reading in USA Weekend, the magazine section of the paper, about Alzheimer’s disease.

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The things we learn on a school bus ride are endless

T. Gamble talks of some of life's lessons learned on the school bus.

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Even criminals are inept these days

T. Gamble talks about the criminal element.

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Congressional ban on old-fashioned bulbs dims America's future

I have feared for many years that mankind is becoming increasingly dumber. Well, actually, I have also figured that I am becoming increasingly dumber, but that is another story for another day.

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