Here's the Scoop by Brian Sweeney

Here's the Scoop: April 14, 2010

Pick it up
Walking and Stalking Season is now officially open. Before you get the wrong idea, I should clarify, that the “Stalking” I’m referring to is not the fun type that eventually leads to restraining orders and movie-of-the-week subject matter.


Here's the Scoop: April 7, 2010

Analyze this
When I grow up, I have decided that I want to become an analyst. I’ll admit that I’m entirely sure what an analyst does, but that doesn’t seem to matter very much.


Here's the Scoop: March 31, 2010

Old-school memories
As I glanced at my incoming e-mail last week, a familiar name flicked past. If the e-mail was from whom I thought it was from, it had been three decades since I’d been in touch with this person (or since he’d heard from me).
Sure enough, “Little Rhodie” was the e-mail author.


Here's the Scoop: March 17, 2010

Now we’re all wet
This will hopefully be the final installment of Storm Columns. Sure, there will probably be traces of the monster snowfall still around in June at higher elevations. But everywhere else, this episode should be committed to memory and photographs very soon. Naturally, the actual snowfall amounts will continue to increase each time the story is related.


Here's the Scoop: March 10, 2010

The Snowstorm – Part 2
Because I have many entries of The Snowstorm planned for this series, I thought it was important not to name them with Roman numerals. I think I speak for many others, when I say that Roman numerals aren’t that easy to figure out once they get past III. For instance, I’m willing to bet there are lots of football fans who have no idea which Super Bowl was just played.


Here's the Scoop: March 3, 2010

So nice to see you... again... and again...
This is the beginning of a multi-part column. My storm observations will continue until I run out of things to write about “The Event” or until it melts. I’m betting on the latter happening first.


Here's the Scoop: Feb. 24, 2010

A mystery to me
So far this winter, I’ve read 112 books where the plot is something like this: hero is a grizzled (yet sensitive) war veteran who now spends his time chasing down bad guys. In several of these books, this work was done without the benefit of a paycheck — talk about a plot hole.


Here's the Scoop: Feb. 17, 2010

Hung out to dry
It’s become a cliché to state, “You don’t appreciate things until you no longer have them.” The fact is, it’s true. I guess that’s why it’s a cliché.


Here's the Scoop: Feb. 10, 2010

Nighttime makeover works wonders
When it was announced awhile back that a new company was purchasing the former A&P plaza, there was a collective sigh of relief from many local residents. The term “dump” is tossed around lightly these days, but an argument could be made that the former A&P plaza fit the description. Some things age well. Not strip malls. In fact, most strip malls never look good.


Here's the Scoop: Feb. 3, 2010

Where have I seen you before?
We recently took quite a long break from movie rentals. It seemed there was always something going on for about two years and movie-watching was no longer a top priority. Or maybe it was because we moved and hadn’t unpacked the box with the TV.


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