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January 17, 2013

Thoughts to ponder while shaving


He reads me the riot act whenever I get on his scale and the arrow tilts askew. I don’t even weigh myself anymore because it frustrates me. I can’t imagine a world without sugar and a little chocolate, especially during the holidays.

I’m usually surrounded by two classes of people: Those who tell me what to eat and those who are always telling me what not to eat. Either way, you’re bound to come out a loser.

The way I look at life, make the most of it every day. Before you know it, it’s gone and we wish we had more.

News that makes sense

Some of these newscasters can get on my nerves, especially those who use certain adjectives. There was one the other night who reported “another senseless killing in Boston.”

Senseless as opposed to what, I might ask? A sensible killing? A man was beaten and robbed of $10 in a senseless killing, but on the other side of town, there was a sensible killing for $100?

Much of it is my fault in watching the news every night, so I wind up going to bed depressed. Just one night, can’t the good news get reported? People would be a lot happier!

Photographer and writer Tom Vartabedian is retired from The Haverhill Gazette. He contributes this regular column.

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