In his own, unfinished words Sat, Mar 28 2015 12:00 PM

Tom Basinski loved writing. On several occasions he told me that over the years writing his column for The Star-News saved his life. He would write until he no longer could, he told me.
The author of four novels and more than 100 short stories was [..]

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Future looks like more of the same

The mayor's speech had as much bite as a geriatric snail. As much flavor as a soggy rice cake and as much insight as a Justin Bieber dissertation on neurological degenerative disorders in 19th century indigenous populations farming the Great Plains. [..]

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Not much to celebrate at SOCs

State of the City addresses are a little like birthdays for anyone over 30 — you acknowledge their existence but you don’t look forward to them the way you used to when you were young and naive. If you were inclined to pay attention wh [..]

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City prepares to defend appointing councilman

Lawsuit alleges public meeting violation, mayor calls request for special election unreasonable

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Garlic and piano trump Internet

Midway, actually maybe just a quarter of the way (or is it more like three-quarters?) of this Internet experiment we're experiencing, I’m still not sure how I feel about the technology that has changed the world. As the Federal Communicatio [..]

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