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Wednesday, September 10,2014
Wearing Thin

Student Senate prez had the right, but was she right?

By Terry Smith
Here's a hodge-podge of "Wearing Thin" observations about Ohio University Student Senate President Megan Marzec's "Blood Bucket Challenge," though not all of them congeal into a coherent whole.
Wednesday, September 3,2014
Wearing Thin

A 9-year-old with an Uzi – what could go wrong?

By Terry Smith

Stupid, spectacularly so. That's the only conclusion any sane person can have about the Aug. 25 accidental shooting death of a firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl he was showing how to shoot an Uzi submachine gun.

Wednesday, August 20,2014
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Back to college: It doesn’t get any better than this

By Terry Smith
It's been 41 years since I came to Athens as a freshman, and I still remember the jubilant excitement of plopping down in this glorious college town.
Wednesday, August 13,2014
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Don’t make me apologize for mourning Robin Williams

The death of comedian and actor Robin Williams Monday to an apparent suicide hit me hard, and judging from the heavy response on Facebook, I wasn't the only one.
Wednesday, August 6,2014
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If pot laws are like speeding laws, I’m Timothy Leary

By Terry Smith
My colleague, Dennis Powell, author of the weekly column, "The View From Mudsock Heights," agree on a lot of things, including a shared outlook on what's amusing in life.
Wednesday, July 30,2014
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Am I outraged about the planned East State interchange? Not so much

By Terry Smith
When it comes to matters involving streets and traffic, everybody seems to be an expert. Not just an expert, but the sort of snooty, dismissive know-it-all who ridicules and dismisses anyone else who might have a differing opinion, even if that person actually is an expert.
Wednesday, July 16,2014
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Famous writer-professor, now passed away, taught me well

By Terry Smith
It doesn't seem that long ago. An eager would-be literary lion (and OU Bobcat at the time), I was granted permission to take English professor Daniel Keyes' exclusive senior-level creative-writing course. When I took the course at Ohio University in 1977, Keyes, who passed away June 15 at the age of 86, was an established and renowned author.
Wednesday, July 9,2014
Wearing Thin

OU once played an active role in serving student beer drinkers

By Terry Smith
Ohio Brew Week is here again, and that means your humble editor's annual column that has some tenuous connection to beer. I'm very glad that Athens doesn't host an annual Ohio Scissors Week, Candle Week, Shoe Week or Toilet Week. Those columns would be very difficult to write.
Wednesday, July 2,2014
Wearing Thin

Why shouldn’t city muzzle obnoxious barking dogs?

By Terry Smith

"This is bulls---, dogs bark; it's normal. They're supposed to, so what are we supposed to do, have their voice box removed? Jesus. Dogs bark. Annoying neighbors need to just get over it."

The above is an online comment in reaction to our story last Thursday about Athens City Council considering levying fines against owners of excessively barking dogs.

Thursday, June 12,2014
Wearing Thin

How did your dad help make you the person you became?

Fathers Day 2014

By Terry Smith
Father's Day is always a good opportunity to reflect back on your relationship with your dad, provided you had one who was around as you were growing up. For me, it's also a chance to try to underst
 
 
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