Posts filed under: Out-Takes

Out Takes: Green Door, What’s that Secret You’re Keeping?

Ireland, Ireland Together standing tall Shoulder to shoulder We’ll answer Ireland’s call . . . Ireland’s Call, written by Phil Coulter Only Jim Lowe knew the secret behind the green...

Out Takes: The United States of New England

Edd Merritt | Contributing Editor We gotta get out of this place If it’ the last thing we e’er do We gotta get out of this place Girl, there’s a...

Out Takes: Basketball – Bow Wow

Woops — Hoops They’re playing basketball We love that basketball Yeah, now basketball is my favorite sport I love the way they dribble up and down the court I keep...

Out Takes: Immigrants at the bottom

Edd Merritt | Contributing Editor Livin’ in a city of immigrants I don’t need to go travelin’ Open my door and the world walks in Livin’ in a city of...

Out Takes: Donald Trump has OutTakes, too

Don’t you know things can change Things’ll go your way If you hold on for one more day . . . “Hold On” – Wilson Phillips   November 8? Can...

OutTakes: Tribute to a loony uncle

This OutTake is dedicated to the Minnesota state bird, the common loon. My uncle George was a part of their flock—loony as all get out....

OutTakes: Raking a “Louie liberal” over the coals

I take grief nearly every day as I walk into Spear’s Corner Store to get my newspaper. The gang at the table often greets me as one of a handful...

OutTakes: Why feel the land?

When you can’t get out and about quite as frequently as you used to, you tend to pick up books and spend a good portion of your days reading—that is,...

OutTakes: Hey! Didn’t I teach you not to do that?

And my ten-year-old enthusiasm to learn was evident. I actually leapt at the chance to go shopping with my mother. Was it schooling? No. Learning? Yes....

OutTakes:Drumpf de Drumpf Drumpf!

Speaking of cows, I’m asked by dairy mogul Robert Mack on a regular basis to practice saying “President Trump” so that when my vocal chords cringe at the utterance I...

OutTakes

I don’t want to go too far out on a political limb, but suffice it to say that from my perspective, athletics epitomizes what Bernie Sanders says is wrong with...

OutTakes: It was a brown dog Christmas

Hello folks. I’m Olive, and I came up from Providence, Rhode Island, to spend Christmas in Vermont with my family and grandparents, Grammy and Squid. ...

OutTakes: Bernie makes it big time

So, whose chipper face is on the front of this year’s December 3 issue along with a lengthy article on his presidential candidacy right beside the “hot list” for 2015?...

Nosebleed heaven? Not in Charlotte Central Stadium

By Edd Merritt I’m a Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech and a hell of an engineer, A helluva, helluva, helluva hell of an engineer, Like all the jolly good fellows, I drink my...

OutTakes: Pardon me while I skate over your knuckles

Buddy’s real talent was beating people up His heart wasn’t in it but the crowd ate it up Through pee-wees and juniors, midgets and mites He must have racked up more than six...

OutTakes: I got water on the brain

Pretty soon buoys appeared, other boats passed, and I began to contemplate the major role water has played in my life—or at least most of it. And it has not...