Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Monday, October 19, 2020

This ‘n That

Back in the saddle again and happy trails to you

Back in the saddle again and happy trails to you

Not long ago, I was driving along U.S. Highway 441/27 when my inner redneck broke free and tuned the Sirius Radio to channel 59, which is Willie’s Roadhouse. I was expecting to hear Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, or even Willie…

Long Live the King! Long Live the King!

Unless you’ve been on Neptune for the past year or so, you realize this is a presidential election year. Nastiness has reached a new level this year, with each candidate trying to outdo all the others in slimy comments. In…
Two spaces or not two spaces; <em>that</em> is the question

Two spaces or not two spaces; that is the question

The world as we know it is being threatened by a vicious, insidious plot. One of the key underpinnings of our free society is under attack by a gang of thugs. Everything was going well until a few years ago…
THIS ‘N’ THAT: Let Me Fix Your Com-PUTE-or

THIS ‘N’ THAT: Let Me Fix Your Com-PUTE-or

Like many people in The Villages, I can remember the telephone as a much less-sophisticated instrument. The first phone I used was the kind where an operator said “Number please” when you picked up. Our telephone number didn’t have 10…
THIS ‘N THAT: Pop The Cork… It’s Wine O’clock!

THIS ‘N THAT: Pop The Cork… It’s Wine O’clock!

English is a wondrous language. I’ve been fascinated by words all my life, maybe because my mother was a schoolteacher, maybe because I’m hooked on crossword puzzles, maybe because I’ve spent much of my adult life hunched over a typewriter…
THIS ‘N’ THAT: Things that go Twerp in the Night

THIS ‘N’ THAT: Things that go Twerp in the Night

We recently survived a night under attack by the most horrible noise on earth. It was a piercing sound, one that penetrates your brain like a dentist’s drill on steroids. It was more grating than a thousand fingernails on a…
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