Keyword: Craig Marshall Smith
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Jennifer and I just flew back from Detroit, and, boy, are our arms tired. Michigan is my homeland, specifically Ann Arbor, and I thought that she should have at least one encounter with a University of Michigan home game in her lifetime. If … more
Alexa, don’t peel me a grape.” It has taken a while — my entire life — to figure something out. What I want and what I need are just about the same thing. There are new technologies that I neither want nor need. I don’t want … more
Out of necessity, my college syllabi expanded by the month, as new infractions were coming in all the time. My first syllabus, in 1973, asked for no smoking, and that was about it. By the end … more
Old friends," Simon and Garfunkel sang, "sat on their park bench like book ends." Smitty would need a helping hand to sit on a park bench with me. I carry him up and down the stairs too. Our walks … more
If you haven't been to Estes Park lately, put it on your list. I don't remember the last time I went up there - maybe 30 years ago. There have been a number of ambitious and impressive … more
I don't know about Hannah Baker, the fictional character from "13 Reasons Why." I just now read about the Netflix series and why there has been a huge spike in searches for "suicide." The series was a success, and even though Baker ended her … more
Clip and save this column. It will be worth $500 off the purchase price of your favorite automobile, one day only, September 31, 2017. Take this column to any fast-food restaurant in the metro … more
I really look forward to your columns," a reader said. "The funny ones, that is." I was crushed. As an eagle-eyed journalist, I try to provide you with commentaries about the most meaningful … more
I am auditioning role models next week. Please bring your resume. Please don't. I need a role model like I need a carton of mewing kittens. A role model is generally thought of as someone … more
To who it may concern: I have some great news. The word "whom" no longer exists. You can forget about it. Most of you already have. It's rarely used when it should be, even by writers and … more
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