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Tenth Annual Scroogie Awards

Cantankerously Yours Tenth Annual Scroogie Awards By Wendell Abern Dear Holiday Revelers, Scroogies are awards I inaugurated in 2006, as an homage to my idol and favorite role...

The Two People I’d Like to Meet in Heaven

Cantankerously Yours The Two People I’d Like to Meet in Heaven By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, As a cranky curmudgeon, I was dubious about reading Mitch Albom’s, “The...

Trip to Chicago

Cantankerously Yours Trip to Chicago By Wendell Abern Dear Frequent Flyers, et al, I am writing this a few weeks before my semi-annual trip to Chicago to visit...

To all the grandchildren in the world

(EDITOR’S NOTE:  This column first appeared shortly after the 9/11 tragedy in 2001.  It has run every year since, with the author’s updates.) Cantankerously Yours To...

“He Didn’t Really Mean That”

Cantankerously Yours “He Didn’t Really Mean That” By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, By the early ‘70s, my career as an advertising copywriter seemed to be blossoming. I had had...

Did They Really Do That?

Cantankerously Yours Did They Really Do That? By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, When I was a senior at the University of Illinois, I attended a talk given by...

“I Vanna Talk to Boinie!”

Cantankerously Yours “I Vanna Talk to Boinie!” By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, My credit card company – I’ll call them MoneyGrubbers to protect my editors  – inspired this...

Humor. And Women

Cantankerously Yours Humor. And Women By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, In late March, Anne Smith, the beautiful young choir director at River of Grass (my Unitarian Universalist congregation),...

Don’t Decry Your Age. Use It.

Cantankerously Yours Don’t Decry Your Age. Use It. By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, I know all about the vagaries, limitations and annoyances of growing older. I hear about...

The More Things Change …

Cantankerously Yours The More Things Change... By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, My Unitarian Universalist congregation, River of Grass, gives half of all our donations to Lifenet4Families (formerly The...