Keyword: Craig Marshall Smith
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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
Alfredo Hidalgo has been cutting my hair since 1977. I have been unfaithful to him, because of weather or location, fewer than 10 times. Alfred cut my hair when it was over my ears and the … more
Here's a pop quiz. What fleshy fruit rich in healthy fats is sending more and more of its fans to the emergency room? Here's a hint. You probably think it's a vegetable. Here's another hint. … more
If I had a daughter, the first thing I would say to her would be, "Please don't talk with your mouth full." The second thing I would say to her would be, "Please don't enter beauty pageants." I … more
I was in sixth grade the first time I heard about bullying. One of my classmates at Acacia Elementary in Fullerton, California, had a brother at the junior high school I would be attending the … more
I could spend the next 500 words in gentle reminders about barking dogs, or I could keep it simple and tell you to do something about it. It's annoying and disrespectful. Arf. Most dogs come … more
There's comfort food and there's discomfort food. Sometimes one precedes the other. I am still trying to figure out what discomfort food led to this narrative. Usually I can look back, and … more
I don't believe in wishing and hoping and praying for things to get better. I don't believe in positive thinking all by itself, or slogans to grease the way. There's work to be done. Meditation … more
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