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  • Storm: Small acts of kindness

    February 27, 2016 - 10:29pm

    Campaign season is a time of big talk and bigger promises.

  • Storm: In search of quiet

    February 13, 2016 - 10:29pm

    It’s deep into the evening and I am alone in the newsroom. All is serene, except something is clicking.

  • Storm: Einstein for president

    January 30, 2016 - 10:29pm

    After long study of the current field of candidates for the 2016 presidential race, my little terrier mix Einstein has announced to me that he is considering a run.

  • Burns: Top firefighter exemplifies dedication

    January 24, 2016 - 10:25pm

    Mark Windham’s friends and colleagues say he embodies what it means to be a firefighter, and not too long ago I was able to see that first-hand.

  • Storm: The banished words list

    January 16, 2016 - 10:29pm

    January holds few pleasures, but one thing we always have to look forward to is the list of banished words from Lake Superior State University.

  • Storm: Our own search engines

    January 2, 2016 - 10:29pm

    Sometime in a not-so-distant future …“Great-Auntie Janet, tell us again about how things were in the olden days when you were young.”“Oh children, it was a magical time.

  • Storm: Don’t blame Rover

    December 19, 2015 - 10:29pm

    Pity the poor canine. Dogs have taken the rap for a lot of things through their association with mankind — from eating children’s homework to passing gas in a roomful of elderly relatives.

  • Storm: Looking past disability

    December 5, 2015 - 10:29pm

    I met Gary when I was a young reporter working in Michigan. I saw him around town before I ever spoke to him. He was hard to miss.

  • Storm: When hounds become hipsters

    November 21, 2015 - 10:29pm

    It started when my sister posted an ad for clip-on man buns on her Facebook page, “No, no, no and no,” she wrote, thinking that everyone would be in on the joke.

  • Storm: Scare up some respect

    November 8, 2015 - 12:31am

    I’m a little late for Halloween, but lately I have been thinking about the things that I find most frightening.

  • Storm: No rest for the weary

    October 10, 2015 - 9:29pm

    There are some rainy Saturdays when there is nothing more desirable than a good nap.

  • Storm: Moving past wearisome days

    September 26, 2015 - 9:29pm

    Tonight I am tired.It’s been a long, tough day — the sort a blues singer might call “wearisome.” I’ve spent the afternoon beating back stress and frustration, now I am exhausted and numb.

  • Storm: The power of language

    September 12, 2015 - 9:29pm

    Here is the thing about language — it can be a balm that soothes us or a club that beats us down.

  • Storm: Make headlines fun again

    August 29, 2015 - 9:29pm

    Oh, for the days of old-time newspapers.

  • Storm: The buzz of the gadfly

    August 15, 2015 - 9:29pm

    Let’s take a moment to salute the gadfly, the protester, the loud voice in a quiet room.

  • Storm: Spay or neuter your pets

    August 1, 2015 - 9:29pm

    Recently, I wrote about an artist who is drawing attention to the number of dogs euthanized every day by painting 5,500 canine portraits to fill the hall of a special venue: the Museum of Compassion.

  • Storm: Artist awakens compassion

    July 18, 2015 - 9:29pm

    They sit in kennels — hopeful, fearful, cheerful or sad. Some are picked up off the streets, wandering lost and alone.

  • Storm: The ice cream wars

    July 4, 2015 - 9:29pm

    I am not sure how it happened, but at some point in their relationship, my little dog Einstein started bossing around my slightly larger dog, Ollie.

  • Storm: Not a hero, just a dad

    June 20, 2015 - 9:29pm

    It is the late afternoon of a long day, and I am hungry and tired.

  • Storm: Council is not listening

    May 30, 2015 - 9:29pm

    Have you ever had a comment fall on deaf ears?If so, congratulations.

  • Storm: Graduation advice

    May 16, 2015 - 9:29pm

    Graduation season is a time for speeches, and those speeches often follow familiar themes designed to inspire students heading into the next phase of their lives.

  • Storm: Focus on road repair

    May 2, 2015 - 9:29pm

    If I was to ask you for a car loan, and you knew for a fact that I had stopped changing the oil, rotating the tires or scheduling tune-ups for my previous automobile, what would you say?

  • Storm: Help the Pet Food Pantry

    April 18, 2015 - 9:29pm

    An extended illness. The loss of a job. The death of a spouse. High utility bills.

  • Storm: Undercover canines

    April 4, 2015 - 9:29pm

    As a single person who under no circumstances could be called a clotheshorse, you might think laundry at my house would be a relatively simple affair.

  • Storm: Does mother know best?

    March 21, 2015 - 9:29pm

    When I was a child, I could walk down the street and hear music. Not the radio or a bass-thumping stereo.


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