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Columns by Chuck Mason

Words from the wise ... guy

Skirting the perimeter of the immaculately manicured property, I stole occasional sideways glances ... peering under the festively decorated…

Holding on to hope at the grill

For those who haven’t figured out the real me (a list rumored to include coworkers, employers, teachers, neighbors, the one friend from high…

A life transition ...

Much like an old farm truck with a poorly-maintained manual transmission being shifted by a 16-year-old girl, last year shuddered to a rolli…

A deluge of delusional odds

Against all odds, the humorous (yet unreliable) meteorologist had come through with a surprisingly accurate forecast.

When I grow up, I want to be ...

There are those who, from an early age, show exceptional God-given talent and skills or are driven by a strong inner desire to achieve great…

Tipping my hat to ... hats

Regardless of opinions to the contrary, the calendar and the crabgrass have signaled the onset of another spring, and as Alfred Lord Tennyso…

‘Thanks Mr. Anonymous Comment Guy’

Hi, I’m Chuck Mason, and I’m a moron. This is in no way an admission on my part. I have done no genealogical research to discover a lineage …

History lessons by Chuck Mason

I have been accused occasionally of exaggerating beyond the necessary when spinning a tale. While this may partially be true, there are time…

Heading for higher ground

Inadvertently, I have become the willing spokesman for the ever silent minority; those land bound, upright homosapiens who care not to revis…

Honest Abe and cable TV

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

Welcome to my future ...

A man surveys the village commons and lays claim to an area in the shade of a honey locust tree. Unfolding his chair, he settles back, remov…
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