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Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

Steve Otto Columns

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Here’s Otto’s calendar of events for 2016

Look, it’s another year. You have to decide when to take down the tree or when to toss all those leftovers. You have to figure out whether to answer the cards that came in late.
Updated one month ago
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Start 2016 by getting back in touch with people

The full moon that graced us on Christmas night has long since begun to wane.
Updated one month ago
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It’s the day after Christmas, dash away all

At first I thought the sound might be hooves dancing lightly on the roof. But it grew louder and now, half-awake, I realized it might be the garbage truck coming down the street to pick up the trash I’d neglected to put out front in our overlo...
Updated: 2 months ago
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Surviving an in-your-face holiday experience at the mall

I’d been waiting for weeks for the Christmas spirit to move me into getting the shopping done.
Updated: 2 months ago
Fred’s march honors Americans who braved the Battle of the Bulge
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Fred’s march honors Americans who braved the Battle of the Bulge

The more than 800 people packed into the River Ridge High School auditorium in New Port Richey watched as the small man slowly rose from his seat on the stage where he had been sitting with the rest of the band.
Updated: 2 months ago
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Trump is the man with the ax

I have a photograph of my grandfather, John Herman Wilhelm Sohl. He’s standing there in a cook’s uniform, holding a meat ax.
Updated: 2 months ago
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New normal: heebie-jeebie mall moments

Already slightly dazed from a two-hour visit to the dentist, I decided to walk next door to the mall and begin the annual Christmas shopping ritual.
Updated: 2 months ago
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O Christmas Tree! Why do you tilt so listlessly?

The post-Thanksgiving holiday period began with another turkey casserole from my true love.
Updated: 2 months ago
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Revisiting shadows of the Cold War

“There goes MacDill!”
Updated: 3 months ago
Take a cue from Honest Abe and offer up a prayer of thanks
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Take a cue from Honest Abe and offer up a prayer of thanks

We like to think of Thanksgiving as a particularly American holiday, a day set aside for turkey, family, pumpkin pie and football.
Updated: 3 months ago