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A Final Thought: Cancer is pissing me off

Cancer is really starting to piss me off. It’s like this quirky cousin who’s continually knocking us upside the head for no reason or sticking his foot out to trip us just for fun. He takes our ATM card when we aren’t looking and wipes out our savings. He knows our PIN number because he’s a sneaky b**tard. He borrows the car then comes...

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Squeeze every drop of joy out of Northeast Ohio’s beautiful summers with a project from Exscape Designs

You’ve finished the interior of your home and now you’re ready to turn your attention to the outside, where—with the right design—you can enjoy resort-style living from April through October right in your own backyard. That’s right, you don’t actually have to live in Malibu to enjoy the Malibu lifestyle. Imagine gorgeous...

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Get your mind out of the gutter

If you’re thinking about cleaning your own gutters this spring, I have three words for you: Don’t do it. Sadly, two friends of mine had their lives tragically altered when they each fell from an extension ladder while cleaning their gutters. One ultimately died from his injuries, suffering from chronic pain, depression and addiction to...

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A Final Thought: Please pass the ketchup

I have always enjoyed cooking. When I was a kid arriving home from school, my older brother would make us watch The Galloping Gourmet on TV while my sister and I wanted only to learn what trouble Eddie Haskell was causing for Wally and the Beav. Secretly, though, I didn’t mind. The show was always exciting at the end when Graham Kerr would...

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A Final Thought: Maybe the future isn't so scary

Last week, I made the mistake of asking a good friend who knows me well if he could suggest any New Year’s resolutions for me, something other than achieving the recommended daily allowance of fiber in my diet, which—at 38 grams a day—is going to require eating enough carrots to turn my skin orange. “Sure,” he replied,...

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