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Cantankerously Yours

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More Closet Space. Sort of.

Cantankerously Yours More Closet Space. Sort of. By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, Prologue: I became a widower in 2009, and was fortunate to have wonderful kids around to help...

The 2020 Olympics: Special Events for Seniors Only

Cantankerously Yours The 2020 Olympics: Special Events for Seniors Only By Wendell Abern Dear Readers, Several years ago, I wrote a column suggesting special events for senior citizens...

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),...