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Christmas Cheer, Revised

December 26, 2013 by | No Comments

For a lyricist and professional writer, the holiday season offers a time to tap inspiration from traditional themes. In particular, Yuletide carols evoke seasonal cheer.A…

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Roundtable Holiday

December 19, 2013 by | No Comments

It was a chilly morning at Geauga Gas & Grub.Lines of sleepy patrons streamed from the registers. An aroma of coffee and breakfast foods filled…

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Munchos Memories

December 12, 2013 by | No Comments

"I think you can find all the elements that you can find in great literature in mundane experiences." Harvey Pekar Blame it on Ohio.When I…

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Rust Never Sleeps

December 5, 2013 by | No Comments

"Rust never sleeps." I heard it in song.On a recent night in Chardon, I found out that this bygone admonition from Neil Young still rings…

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Flintstone Farewell

November 28, 2013 | No Comments

I first met Fred in March of 1992.The local supermarket where I was employed had been sold to a Cleveland food retailer. Terms of the…

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Cancer Conundrum

November 14, 2013 by John Karlovec | No Comments

Cancer not for the faint of heart.

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Lou Reed: A Football Farewell

November 7, 2013 by | No Comments

"The first Velvet Underground record may have only sold 1,000 copies, but every person who bought it started a band." Brian Eno I first learned…

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A Digital Escape

November 2, 2013 | No Comments

Geauga County and the Golden State closer than you think. Regular readers of this column will be very familiar with my long-distance connection to legendary…

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A Letter to Molson

October 24, 2013 by John Karlovec | No Comments

Installments of Thoughts At Large have often been inspired by everyday events.This column has sometimes contained works of fantasy, historical information, old news reports, cultural…

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Guiso Mexicano

October 17, 2013 by John Karlovec | No Comments

On Maple Avenue in Chardon, during the 1980's, cooking was always a happy event. But while Mother struggled to make our food budget last through…

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