Point of No Return

It's all a matter of timing, baby

Wow, talk about bad timing.

Picture, if you will, the end of a pretty tough deadline at Coastal Point headquarters last Wednesday night. The final pages had been sent off to the printer, Shaun Lambert was doing the mystical things he does...

Thursday, July 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

You heard it here first ...again

Through new technology obtained by the Coastal Point, we were able to obtain recordings of the discussions by the International Olympic Committee prior to the final vote that led to the organization’s decision to select London as the site for the...

Thursday, July 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Life is a constant lesson

Human intelligence is a hard element to quantify.

An individual might not have done very well in school or standardized tests, but might be flat-out brilliant in the field of electronics or building a home. Conversely, another individual...

Thursday, June 30, 2005 - 8:00pm

Moms, this is your day to shine

Mothers everywhere, unite! This is your day.

For 364 days a year you put yourself on the bottom of the priority list. The needs and wants of your offspring inspire immediate response, and the hurts and wounds of your children elicit the...

Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 8:00pm

Yet another look into fingers

Strange things grab a hold of my interest.

Oh, we can all get sidetracked or intrigued by things we wouldn’t be able to explain to another living soul, but some oddities honestly grab hold of my cerebral steering wheel and crash my...

Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:00pm

We must appreciate greatness

Gather ‘round, for I have seen greatness.

With a twist of his lobbed sword, Tiger Woods displayed that one particular moment in time we mortals can only fantasize of experiencing. His back against the proverbial wall, the stone-faced Woods...

Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 8:00pm

Welcome to the real world, kid

Patrick James Lehl, this is your life.

Look, I realize you’re barely a month old, but from the moment my little sister exposed you to the world, you were immediately initiated into the land of curious humanity. And, yes, that is indeed a...

Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:00pm

Sometimes, 'away' is the way

’ve always kind of wanted to see the Outer Banks. There’s the intrigue behind the tales from friends regarding the peaceful tranquility and aesthetic charm of the surroundings, not to mention my general puzzlement over those “OBX” stickers I’ve...

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 7:00pm

Why would I buy this product?

Be advised. This column could cause shortness of breath, skin rash, sore feet, a runny nose, temporary or permanent loss of the use of your extremities, a second head growing from your spinal cord, the ability to see dead people, your hearing to...

Thursday, March 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

Beware false noses … really

Mental health professionals often play a little game where they test associative skills by showing a generic photo to a patient and asking him or her the first thing that comes to mind.

They show you a bunny with its mother? You might...

Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Remembering life's lessons

Life is full of interesting lessons.

We learn from our parents, our teachers, our clergy and our friends. We learn from television shows, newspapers, talk radio and stunningly-handsome Irish-American columnists. We learn from touching hot...

Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 7:00pm

Troop, this Bud's for you

A crowded airport. Each traveler and employee of the facility isolated in their own thoughts, fears and tasks; seemingly oblivious to those around them. It is like any other airport or city bus in that the setting is an anonymous conglomeration...

Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 7:00pm

A sign of the Apocalypse?

There will be an open election in Iraq before ...


Fine, that weird guy from In Living Color and that insipid show on WB will be nominated for a Best Actor award before ...


The Boston Red Sox will overcome both...

Thursday, February 3, 2005 - 7:00pm

Emergencies everywhere

Water? Check. Toilet paper? Check. Beer commercial twins bikini calendar? Check. Canned goods? Check.

Yes, many of us went through that very checklist while awaiting the snow storm of last weekend. The realization that every one inch of...

Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 7:00pm

The epic battle continues

It’s McCann versus Technology. Round 85. Humor me, if you will, while I vent.

Last week I called my cellular phone carrier to change my phone number. This would seem a simple enough task since, well, the phone carrier handles exactly that...

Thursday, January 20, 2005 - 7:00pm