Off The Beat

  • This is great prose, Mike said poetically Dendurent1

    The category on a recent episode of TV’s “Jeopardy!” was “Adverbs,” and the answer on the answer-and-question program was, “ ‘The doctor had to remove my left ventricle,’ Tom said (this).” The question, of course, was “What is ‘half-heartedly’?” I .

  • The trials of ‘friend’-ing a parent Bauman-cut

    There are times in life that you make decisions that impact the rest of your days. They don’t seem to have such gravitas at the time, but like a couple of gas station hotdogs, they’ll sneak up on .

  • Growing up never gets easier Kristina.phatch

    There are moments in life when you realize everything is changing. I had one of those moments this week when I received a baby shower invitation for a friend from high school. It wouldn’t have been quite such a .

  • Watch out, Manhattan Brian-mug

    The Mercury recently made some internal changes. After being the education reporter since August 2010, I became the city reporter a few weeks ago. It was like getting a new job without a change in scenery or increased pay. I didn’.

  • Arkansas town fulfills Walton’s goal Dendurent1

    When Sam Walton opened his 5- & 10-cent variety store on the square in downtown Bentonville, Ark., in 1950, the town had a population of 2,900. That store was the seed of the worldwide Walmart retail empire, and the headquarters of Walmart .

  • Life, one Lego brick at a time Bauman-cut

    As of this writing, I’ve yet to see “The Lego Movie,” and that’s not because it doesn’t interest me. It interests me greatly… I just haven’t had the time to see it, but I assure you .

  • Flowers? Chocolate? Yes, please! Megan.moser1

    I don’t get why there are so many Valentine’s Day haters. Maybe if you’re single, a holiday dedicated to romance reminds you that you have only your cat to keep you warm at night. Does that alone .

  • Sure, it’s a cute idea… but, seriously Kristina.phatch

    I think Valentine’s Day is kind of a joke. Because it’s an incredibly popular holiday dedicated to love, it alienates a lot of people who are not in relationships. I love the idea of celebrating love. I try .

  • Grandma’s house could’ve told some tales Dendurent1

      Work has begun on Manhattan Public Library’s latest addition — an expansion of the library’s children’s area. When the addition is finished it will be filled with stories in the form of books, DVDs and other media.   But .

  • The perils of escape Bethany047cut.phatch

    I’ve tried to escape to Kansas several times in the past eight years. Let me start by saying I left the state in 2005 as an unwilling 14-year-old and came back last July. I spent the last eight years in .

  • A love tale of many Bryans Brian mug.phatch

    The month of love approaches. February provides the opportunities to express your love for that special person in your life during Valentine’s Day or for black people during Black History Month. If that special person in your life is .

  • Fight stress, watch a sunset Bauman-cut

    This is a special day for you, loyal Mercury reader. I’m going to let you in on a little secret. It’s a secret I’ve discovered long ago, but don’t like to talk about… until now. Are .


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