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Judy Bluhm, Courier Columnist

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Bluhm: A poignant reminder of how fragile humans can become

She called me Stephanie. Well, my mother is 96 years old and is allowed a bit of confusion.

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Bluhm: Government still finding creative ways to waste money

Want a $1,220 cup of coffee? No, I don’t mean an extra-large, special Pumpkin Spice Latte served in a golden mug.

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AROUND THE BLUHMIN’ TOWN: What Americans spend on Halloween is scary

Are you scared? If I told you that Americans spend a whopping $9 billion on all things related to Halloween, would it cause you to shake in terror?

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Bluhm: Pumpkins add spice to season, but watch out for javelinas

Autumn is the season of longer nights, cooler weather and plenty of giant-pumpkin growing contests. And Pumpkin Spice Lattes, which might make us grow fat as a pumpkin because each cup “weighs in” with around 430 calories!

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Bluhm: Searching for the perfect present on mom’s birthday

Do you look forward to your next birthday? My mother just turned 96 and she didn’t seemed too thrilled.

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Bluhm: Something out of a horror movie in Greece: spiders

I have always wanted to go to Greece. Eat delicious food. See the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Maybe have a sip of ouzo. And see spiders.

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Bluhm: Stealing is stealing, no matter how you slice it

She liked her ham. Yes, dear readers, it seems a woman who works in the deli at a Giant Eagle supermarket in Ohio was reported for “stealing” $9,200 worth of ham. How did this happen?

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Bluhm: We should embrace life’s challenges as we age

I don’t want to grow old. OK, so I know the alternative is not exactly a pleasant thought. And my minister says that, “Old age is a privilege denied to many.” Yes, this is true. It’s just that old age is rough.

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AROUND THE BLUMIN’ TOWN: Southwest Airlines connects with mini-horses

Hold your horses! Air travel just got a whole lot more fun.

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AROUND THE BLUMIN’ TOWN: The essence of humanity

Seventeen days. That is how long an orca whale carried the corpse of her dead calf.

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Around the Bluhmin’ Town: Gender of fruit makes a big difference

Have you given much thought as to the sex of papayas lately?

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AROUND THE BLUMIN’ TOWN: The dog days of summer

Did it rain enough? Probably not.

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Around the Bluhmin’ Town: Catching a wave at Imperial Beach

I am a surfer. Alright, I should clarify: I have surfed. Yes, dear readers, I caught one wave, hung ten and went on the long board.