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Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Steve Otto Columns

The courage to seek the truth
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The courage to seek the truth

The last time I saw Marty Baron he was one of our interns here at Mother Trib, and to be honest I can’t quite picture him.
Published: 12/15/14
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Ho, ho, ho from our jam-packed attic

The idea last spring was to spread out some plywood in the attic to create more space for the ever-increasing collection of “stuff” that was jamming closets, drawers and space beneath beds. We already had stuck a few things up there, but ...
Published: 12/13/14
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A Social Security time warp

The woman on the phone insisted she could not correct the same mistake they had made a few months earlier, and that I had to come down to the Social Security office to straighten things out.
Published: 12/08/14
Updated: 12/09/14
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The truth about the first Thanksgiving

Oh, no! You say the dog pulled the turkey off the table while you were in the family room with 17 people and just about to tell them to come in and eat?
Published: 11/26/14
Updated: 11/27/14
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Some of us do remember the ’60s

Although I’d been thinking about it for a few weeks, the ’60s didn’t really come back to me until I found myself standing in Mrs. Short’s classroom the other day at George Steinbrenner High School.
Published: 11/24/14
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Berlin Wall an offensive memory

One thing we apparently don’t do well in this country is build walls that keep people out.
Updated: 1 months ago
Fleeting few remain with WWII tales
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Fleeting few remain with WWII tales

It has been 32 years since the several hundred men of the 483rd Bombardment Group and their wives came to town for a reunion. I was fortunate to spend a few days with them at their hotel on the causeway, where we shared drinks with funny umbrellas in...
Updated: 1 months ago
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It’s good to be back in the Big Guava

Amtrak No. 91 coming north from Miami slows to a crawl somewhere around Mango, then backs slowly through Ybor City into Tampa’s Union Station. It is about a 30-minute process and it is not a pretty picture.
Updated: 1 months ago
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The City of Lights seems to be dimming

“We’ll always have Paris” Bogey told Lauren Bacall. But he was talking about the Paris of pre-World War II when it must have been the place to be for writers, wanderers and anyone looking for a good time.
Updated: 2 months ago
In NYC, 9/11 legacy still towers
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In NYC, 9/11 legacy still towers

The Millenium Hotel — other than “millennium” purposefully being misspelled — has a story to tell.
Updated: 2 months ago