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J.P. Devine
  • Published
    March 8, 2020

    J.P. Devine: Someone coughed, and other stories

    As the coronavirus spreads, we've entered the “new normal” where all coughs, even from someone choking on a chicken bone, are reasons to flee the area, J.P. Devine writes.

  • Published
    March 1, 2020

    J.P. Devine: Politics and classroom antics at a Weekend in Vegas

    Brushing aside writing only humorous pieces about things locally, J.P. Devine says he won't stop trying to be a big city conversationalist.

  • Published
    February 23, 2020

    J.P. Devine: The new Apple watch reminds JP of his long history with watches

    Wearing his new Apple watch, J.P. Devine is like a 9-year-old who has found a new toy and wishing he could go back in time.

  • Published
    February 16, 2020

    J.P. Devine: What we talk about now

    Around us now are empty chairs once filled with those who shared our talk, touched our pained hands, felt our fears and laughed with us, and we discover the memory of them gives us more to talk about, J.P. Devine writes.

  • Published
    February 9, 2020

    J.P. Devine: Mr. Isgro goes to Washington

    Shocked at the paltry prices for breakfast, lunch and dinner, J.P. Devine suggests the next time the city's mayor should "GO before you go" when visiting the nation's capital.

  • Published
    February 2, 2020

    J.P. Devine: 2020, a chair odyssey

    The sleek, gray, maybe mauve stairlift chair has arrived in the Devine household, signaling a journey into the capricious and unknown future.

  • Published
    January 26, 2020

    J.P. Devine: Just the way you are

    Change is inevitable and may cause you to see things and people in a different light, J.P. Devine writes.

  • Published
    January 19, 2020

    J.P. Devine: One night in Waco

    A pair of true war stories about two young Americans who served their countries in different ways on cold nights in Waco and Bastogne.

  • Published
    January 12, 2020

    J.P. Devine: Seeking warmth in people, places

    Warmth doesn’t just come from oil and gas and wood, but also from people, from their food, their touch and smiles, J.P. Devine writes.

  • Published
    January 5, 2020

    J.P. Devine: Don’t scare the nuns

    Ringing in the New Year during the blackout days of World War II didn't stop people from making noise, including J.P. Devine's brother-in-law, who sat locked and loaded opposite a convent.

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