John's columns - 2011

Pot washing pays off - 12/27/2011

No Rolling Stones? I’ll just have my free birthday dessert - 12/13/2011

December leads year with holidays, breakups, but lags in promotions, weddings, divorces - 12/06/2011

All I want for Christmas is ... - 11/29/2011

Thanksgiving is a holiday with a colorful history - 11/22/2011

Publisher John’s perspective on why not everyone is meant to be self-employed - 11/15/2011

What’s with all this violence at fast food restraurants? - 11/08/2011

The great mosquito outbreak conspiracy theory - 11/01/2011

Selfless dad: A tough job, but the rewards are worth it - 10/25/2011

New Orleans’ French Quarter rocks more now than ever - 10/18/2011

4G service comes to my little town - 10/11/11

How to get very high, and it’s totally legal - guaranteed - 10/04/2011

Sitting in the middle when flying can be frustrating - 09/27/2011

GPS inventors are my heroes - 09/20/2011

Out with the old gym and in with the new – grunt - 09/13/2011

Dangling in the wind and acting - 09/06/2011

Just what is lurking in that closet? - 08/30/2011

My ‘new’ van at age 10 and 200K miles gets no respect - 08/23/2011

Reporter/tourist sees Europe in a different light - 08/16/2011

My traveling Internet office has all the comforts of home, plus a few things home lacks - 08/09/2011

How I avoided Vienna’s crazy drivers and bicyclists with a couple of subway tickets - 08/02/2011

How to make money with leftover Communist statues - 07/26/2011

Driving in the old country is tougher than I remember - 07/19/2011

Anecdotes from an amateur flyer - 07/12/2011

Pen fetish: To a reporter, it’s a way of life - 07/05/2011

Land of opportunity turns 235; Bulletin starts 18th year - 06/28/2011

How cliché - 06/21/2011

Kick him in the shin again, and again ... score! - 06/14/2011

Emotions run wild as ‘ghetto mobile’ reaches 200K - 06/07/2011

Are you smarter than the average smart phone? - 05/31/2011

Before you plunge into that cool, inviting pool read this - 05/24/2011

I’m driving down Memory Lane while listening to a cassette - 05/17/2011

Big news: A terrorist killed; Donald’s hair survives - 05/10/2011

Newspapering has changed, but major dailies stagnate - 05/03/2011

Best restaurant in the world should have corn dogs - 04/26/2011

Checking out just the right way requires planning - 04/19/2011

Gambling with oil, and how we can counteract it - 04/12/2011

Running from AT&T - 04/05/2011

Misplaced list - 03/29/2011

Magical garden memories brought on by walk in park and Spring - 03/22/2011

Why oil futures speculation is cleaning our clock - 03/15/2011

Riding to my first paycheck - 03/08/2011

Memories that won’t stop replaying - 03/01/2011

Be scared of Watson; Today, ‘Jeopardy,’ tomorrow, the world? - 02/22/2011

First eggs were good, then they were bad, now they are good again - 02/15/2011

We were promised snow, but wound up with a little ice and a puddle - 02/08/2011

Our kids may be bad in math and science, but I’m getting a new TV - 02/01/2011

A geek story: Taking things apart has it benefits - 01/25/2011

Snow is great – for a day or so... - 01/18/2011

The intriguing road to becoming a writer - 01/11/2011

Goodbye Afghanistan ... finally - 01/04/2011

Happy second year of the decade, which is easy to type, but precedes ... 2012 - 01/04/2011