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Ramblin’ Man: May 16, 2013

by David Porter The big wedding is less than two weeks away. Our baby girl will be moving out and moving on. She’s been counting down the day for months now. I’ve been treating it like an appointment for a colonoscopy. You ...


The Ramblin’ Man: April 25, 2013

by David Porter There’s a house I want in Tallula, Illinois. I’m never going to buy it, though, mostly because it’s in Tallula. Where’s Tallula, you ask? Exactly. I can tell you where Tallula is not. Think of the place ...



Ramblin Man: April 4, 2013

by David Porter I’m proclaiming Sunday’s snowfall in Springfield, which totaled about 16 inches, to be the best snowfall ever. I have to confess, though, that I like snow. For a lot of people, a winter without snow would be...


Ramblin Man: March 28, 2013

by David Porter I’m taking a vacation day tomorrow. I’ve got too much work to do to really feel like I can take vacation, but sometimes you need a little “me time” before tackling the big jobs. I haven’t taken off exc...



Ramblin Man: March 14, 2013

by David Porter My granddaughter says she had the best day of her life Saturday. I had little enough to do with it, but I did put her in the right place at the right time, so Pawpaw scores some points. She’s 10 years old with...


Ramblin Man: March 7, 2013

by David Porter In this space, I like to joke around a lot, so I thought, hey, let’s write about the postal service. I apologize in advance to all my friends who work for the postal service; you’re all wonderful exceptions,...



The Ramblin Man: Februrary 7, 2013

by David Porter Somebody sent me an email: “You should write a column about atrotious spelling.” OK, let’s start with the spelling of “atrocious.” But the problem with writing about failed spelling is that I kinda liv...


Ramblin’ Man: December 20, 2012

by David Porter I was reading a newspaper article at lunch about how to remember things. I was so engrossed in the material that I forgot what time it was. I’m getting old, but I don’t forget that much, really. My problem i...



Ramblin’ Man: December 13, 2012

by David Porter Like many offices across the country, my office pooled their spare change and bought a few tickets for the recent Powerball that promised a $588 million payoff (minus taxes and lump sum discount). And like most ...


Ramblin Man: November 22, 2012

by David Porter In Pennsylvania, a high school hockey league has banned the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner because it takes too long. Apparently, it costs as much as $300 an hour to rent the ice rinks, so the group wants t...