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 By Alan Bine    Opinion 

Words are friends, or playing with words | You Have My Word(s)

A lot of people play “Words with Friends.” To me, words are friends. Especially words that sound nice when you hear them, or have especially important meanings. The word... — Updated 12/1/2022

 By Alan Bine    Opinion

If it feels bad, stop doing It | You have my word(s)

I’m getting kind of tired of being told whatever I like to eat is bad for me. I could be wrong of course, but I believe stress is much more likely than sugar to do me in. While I... — Updated 11/10/2022

 By Alan Bine    Opinion

Reviews you might want to review | You have my word(s)

Who doesn’t have opinions? Just ask anyone in your family or circle of friends. That’s why reviews and comments about places to eat, movies to see, and books to read are among t... — Updated 11/3/2022

 By Alan Bine    Opinion

There's no place like – well, you know | You Have My Word(s)

Edmonds, about a dozen miles north of Seattle on Puget Sound, is about as good a place as it gets. At least travel guru Rick Steves of PBS fame thinks so. When Rick’s not travelin... — Updated 10/27/2022

 By Alan Bine    Opinion

We interrupt this column ... | You Have My Word(s)

I have this flaw. I tend to talk too much and, worse yet, sometimes interrupt others. How rude! In fact, I even interrupt myself. Not so rude. It doesn't make it OK, but I know why... — Updated 10/13/2022

 By Alan Bine    Opinion

Patience and kindness, coming into focus | You Have My Word(s)

Bad vision teaches you to have patience. Things I never thought twice about before my vision went south a few years ago now take at least twice as long to do. Like simple cooking... — Updated 9/14/2022

 By Alan Bine    Opinion

Why somewhere in the middle is usually the high goal | You Have My Word(s)

“The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower I don’t know who said we Americans are the... — Updated 9/8/2022

 By Alan Bine    Opinion

Seeing some humor in what I'm not seeing | You Have My Word(s)

I happen to like a good challenge, and now I've got one. My left eye is pretty useless, and my so-called good right one seems to be dimming. My double whammy is myopic degeneration... — Updated 8/18/2022


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