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Should you invest in the stock market now or wait? That is the tough question the money experts are discussing.

By Tom Purcell May 24, 2022
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Prom season is upon us.

By Tom Purcell May 17, 2022
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After all these years, my dad inspires me still.

By Tom Purcell May 9, 2022
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I started my first business in the 5th grade when I convinced a neighbor to allow me to cut her grass with her electric lawn mower.

By Tom Purcell May 3, 2022
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“Inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.”

By Tom Purcell April 26, 2022
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“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain but death and taxes.”

By Tom Purcell April 19, 2022
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I recommend the seasonal flu — but please allow me to explain.

By Tom Purcell April 12, 2022
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Where did all the nurses go?

By Tom Purcell April 5, 2022
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Finally, people have found something to agree about.

By TOM PURCELL, Syndicated Columnist March 23, 2022
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Finally, people have found something to agree about.

By Tom Purcell March 21, 2022
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With the world full of angst and disruption — with so many people filled with anger and hate — I can’t think of a better time to embrace the Irish spirit. So let me share some of Ireland’s most enjoyable blessings, proverbs and quotes, as gathered by IrishCentral.

By TOM PURCELL, Syndicated Columnist March 15, 2022
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Their bravery inspires.

By Tom Purcell March 1, 2022
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Three-day weekends sound good to me.

By Tom Purcell February 22, 2022
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It’s possibly the only scandal we are allowed to discuss.

February 8, 2022
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In these inflationary times it’s not easy to laugh as you watch the value of your hard-earned savings being destroyed. But I chuckled out loud when I read some of the tips offered by Bloomberg News to beat inflation.

By Tom Purcell January 25, 2022
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An anti-diet movement is afoot? Where can I sign up!

By Tom Purcell January 17, 2022
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Hello, 2022. We hope you’re not expecting to get the honeymoon treatment that most new years have gotten throughout history.

By Tom Purcell January 5, 2022
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A recent Reddit thread discusses the lack of heroes in modern society, but the truth is we have plenty of heroes.

By Tom Purcell December 27, 2021
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Our time is the best gift we can give to our friends and family this Christmas. Nobody knows how much time we have on Earth — nobody knows when our time will end.

By Tom Purcell December 7, 2021
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I wish I had a change of heart, but I still can’t support it.

By Tom Purcell November 29, 2021
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I love pumpkin pie — but not just any pumpkin pie. It has to be my mother’s pumpkin pie, made with her unique thick and dry crust, and it has to be enjoyed only on Thanksgiving Day.

By Tom Purcell November 24, 2021
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My dad’s hearing was damaged more than half a century ago when, as a young man, he trained to be an Army military policeman during the war in Korea.

By Tom Purcell November 10, 2021
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November has arrived and things are going to really get hairy now. Every November, two charitable organizations I like, Movember and No-Shave November, raise funds by encouraging people to not cut or shave their hair.

By Tom Purcell November 2, 2021
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Despite the many blessings of living in America, why aren’t more Americans happy?

By Tom Purcell October 20, 2021
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My buddies Ayres and Klinger and I walked its crowded corridors for hours on Friday nights, hoping to meet girls. That’s what we did at South Hills Village Mall in the late 1970s, when we were teens and the American Mall was in its heyday.

October 5, 2021
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The autumn leaves are expected to be extra vibrant this year, though they are changing colors a week later than is normal.

By Tom Purcell September 27, 2021
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I never parted with a $20 bill faster.

By Tom Purcell September 22, 2021
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If you’re like me, you enjoy few things more than a long, hot shower. Nothing loosens the muscles or washes your worries away better than gradually turning up the hot knob until you’re red as a boiled lobster.

By Tom Purcell September 14, 2021
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Here’s another interesting COVID-enabled trend to ponder: More Americans are leaving big cities and the suburbs to live in rural communities, according to NextAvenue.com.

By Tom Purcell September 8, 2021
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You ignored August 12, didn’t you? That’s when the world celebrates National Middle Child Day every year, but you ignored it just as you have ignored us “middles” our entire lives!

By Tom Purcell August 17, 2021
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Maybe croquet could improve the ratings for the 2021 Summer Olympics?

By Tom Purcell July 29, 2021
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It’s an old dream of mine and I just may do it: Buy a travel trailer and live on the American road for weeks at a time.

By Tom Purcell July 13, 2021
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They called me “The Trail Blazer,” Good Buddy.

By Tom Purcell June 22, 2021
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Need to learn how to unclog a shower drain, jump-start a car, shave your face without bleeding to death or successfully address dozens of other practical adult daily activities?

By Tom Purcell June 18, 2021
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After more than a year of strict COVID mandates, my state has triumphantly reopened. But, some argue, we better think twice before we offer a celebratory handshake.

By Tom Purcell June 2, 2021
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There are few things I enjoy more than grilling up tasty steaks for a group of close friends, but red meat isn’t going to be on the menu this summer.

By Tom Purcell May 27, 2021
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Everyone is at risk of being scammed now.

By Tom Purcell May 19, 2021
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Scientific American describes my mother to a T.

By Tom Purcell May 4, 2021
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My recent trip to Florida was glorious for one simple reason: it was normal.

By Tom Purcell April 26, 2021
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The cost of construction materials has gone through the roof — if you can still afford a roof, which isn’t very affordable right now.

By Tom Purcell April 21, 2021
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Fewer Americans are attending traditional church services. Fewer are attending Catholic schools, too.

By Tom Purcell April 13, 2021
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You can’t escape politics anywhere now — not even in America’s once-great pastime, baseball.

By Tom Purcell April 5, 2021
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It was on St. Patrick’s Day 1988 when an unexpected visitor arrived at Pat Troy’s Irish pub in Alexandria, Virginia – President Ronald Reagan.

By Tom Purcell March 16, 2021
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