Tuesday morning briefing: Volleyball, questions about ice cream and the mess at 21st

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Don’t mess with superstitions

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Do you say, “bless you” when someone nearby sneezes? Or knock on wood when you mention something is going well? Yeah, me too. Our barn door always had a horseshoe nailed to the wall above it with the open end facing down. In New Mexico several dried cobs of Indian […]

‘How bad can it be?’ invites trouble

By Grant McGee: Local columnist My friend Robyne Beaubien heard The Lady of the House and I were heading up to Amarillo. “Don’t take I-27,” Robyne said. “They’re repaving it and it’s a mess.” She suggested we take an alternate route. The day came for our trip and we headed up the road. As we […]

Animal groupings on march

By Bob Huber: Local columnist Here at the Homeless Language Shelter we’re keeping a wary eye on the annual March for Animals in Washington, D.C. We’re not sure what animals they’re marching for, but human beings, mostly news reporters, get all tangled up when they try to describe the event. Here’s the problem: Reporters generally […]

Most readers prefer real fir on Christmas

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked participants if they prefer real or artificial Christmas trees. Some responses: “I love the smell of a real tree, but I would rather have an artificial tree because it is easier to decorate and there is no mess of pine needles all over the carpet. […]