What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

Under the Wire

Boy, I wish I (could have) said that

Writing “Under The Wire” the past few months has been more challenging than anytime the past 35 years of cranking them out. The reason? Too many topics have become difficult to make fun of. During the past 1,800 or so columns I have held to a few very strict, self-imposed rules. First and foremost, I never want to offend any reader. Rule number two is my mother had to be able to read them. She passed away two years ago but the same question hangs over me. “Would she have approved of my saying what I just wrote?”

Sue has become my filter. Every column must pass the “Sue Test” and believe me, th...


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