Category - Editor’s Chair

Nextdoor Musings, Hate Mail and More

Got my morning cup of coffee from the Tom Thumb Hope I can write something that isn’t too dumb The dogs are barking and I can’t concentrate I had all week to do this, so why did I wait?   Despite the abundance of negativity on social media—the President of Twitter, the “Why wasn’t our band...

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Don’t Mess with Beachcomber

Recently, someone on Twitter called this publication “un-American” and said some really terrible things about us. And about you, loyal readers.   His body was later found in a Tom Thumb parking lot, an apparent suicide, but who knows?   Don’t mess with us.   Most of the haters come...

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Getting Older, Road Trips and More

I’m at the age where I need a different doctor for each one of my body parts. Getting older is something we all have in common, but I’m getting there a little faster than most of you.   It’s been over two months since my recent heart scare, and I’m happy to say I’m still not dead yet and only...

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Inspiring Words for the Class of 2019

You worked very hard to get where you are today, graduates, and now it’s time for you to get out into the world. (The dean would say don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, haha…) And you don’t need the stress of paying off college loans as you embark on your path to adulthood.  ...

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My Heart Attack Year

“Anyone here ever had a heart attack? Them motherf*$%ers HOIT!!” – Richard Pryor, circa 1978     And that pretty much sums up the whole heart attack thing. Richard Pryor wasn’t even 40 when that happened to him. My heart hung on for 52 years, despite all the years of heavy smoking and...

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Why Lists?

To get a bunch of people we love in a single issue. To inspire hateful debate on social media. Readers’ attention spans tend to favor shorter pieces these days. Are you bored yet? Love, Editor Manson     YOUR THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS I enjoy reading (Charles Morgan’s) columns in the...

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