“Who goes to libraries anymore?” That question was posted on a Wasaga Beach news and commentary Facebook page,  adding to a long thread about the downtown plan and a proposed new location for our library. The current one (pictured above) is tiny. Not “so small you have to go outside to change your mind” but cramped. The aisles are narrow
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  In a 30-second radio commercial, you only have 75 to 85 words to persuade listeners that your store is worth visiting, or merely to plant an idea in their heads for future reference. Never, ever include what Dan O’Day calls a radio coupon. “Mention this ad and save 10% off your purchase,” or “Say you heard this message on
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I’m getting carpal tunnel from the frequent clicking of the “hide” button on Facebook posts and scrolling past offensive memes and links from questionable sources. Yes, I’ve composed political posts to express my frustration that the other side doesn’t get it and holy hell, if they only read my linked article they’ll see the light! No. They won’t. And, on
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My last name is O’Mara. It’s an Irish name and back in the ’70s my father, Joe, received something in the mail addressed to “Joseph Omar.” A few days ago, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib became the first Muslim women to be elected to the United States Congress. To paraphrase a song by the great Sam Cooke, a change HAS
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Vampires, werewolves, train rides to hell and…raving about wire coat hangers!!!!!!! Johnny Maraca’s Rock & Roll Riot was cancelled in January of 2018 because 97.7 the Beach changed its playlist to 1970s and newer music, so my mostly ’50s and ’60s tunes were considered too old. The one show I always looked forward to creating was my Halloween Riot. I
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