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GARY SMITH: Feeling the heat

Temperatures suggest we may be skipping fall

Subscriber onlyIt's not quite verifiable, but it's believed Mark Twain once said "the coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." Continue reading...

GARY SMITH: This kitchen isn't big enough ...

Cooking with the spouse can be a half-baked idea

Subscriber onlyI'm going to throw out there that a lot of things in life are a lot better in the abstract than they are in real life. Continue reading...

GARY SMITH: Missing the pitch

Busy life sometimes gets in way of what counts

Subscriber onlyGreg Ballard may have been the nicest person I've ever met. At least the nicest I'm not directly related to by blood or marriage. Continue reading...

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Morning ‘cup of joe’ a taste acquired over time

Subscriber onlySome people liken the passage of time to sands through an hourglass. I liken it to coffee through a drip filter. Continue reading...

GARY SMITH: Salt gun a "fly" gadget

Insect assassin among spousal-assigned duties

Subscriber onlyI think anyone who knows me knows if there is one thing definitely true, it's that when it comes to my marriage, I have very much outkicked my coverage. Continue reading...

GARY SMITH: Up-and-down living

Traveling frustrated? That rings a bell

Subscriber onlyIf there's a general theme to this year for me, it's my increasing understanding of the Inverted Bell Curve of Life. Continue reading...

GARY SMITH: A traffic-calming invasion

Little green men convert street into driving odyssey

Subscriber onlyI see little green men. Well, frequently they're green. They have been orange, and one was white in a way that makes you think he glows in the dark or reflects back strangely after the sun goes down. Continue reading...

GARY SMITH: Picking up new skills

Just don’t expect it to happen with chopsticks

Subscriber onlyThanks to a somewhat curious nature and an upbringing that featured daily interactions with people from all over the globe, I've gone through life with a certain willingness to appreciate other cultures. I readily admit all that I know isn't all that there is, and there are things beyond our shores worth understanding and potentially even embracing. Continue reading...

GARY SMITH: Bouncing back

With age, the doing weighed against the hurting

Subscriber onlyI hurt my back the other day. Continue reading...

GARY SMITH: Not superstitious

But if my team scored while you’re in the kitchen, stay there

Subscriber onlyFirst off, I need to establish the fact that I'm not superstitious. Continue reading...

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