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In transit

In transit

Observations: In transit By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Technology has brought on a new milestone for mortality, along with a reminder that I am getting old. I haven’t bothered to actually…

For Chamber’s Rimes: It’s about business. It’s also personal

For Chamber’s Rimes: It’s about business. It’s also personal

Observations: For Chamber’s Rimes: It’s about business. It’s also personal By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net By definition, a chamber of commerce is all about commerce; it’s all about business. For Melanie…

Somewhere over the Rainbow Bridge

Somewhere over the Rainbow Bridge

Somewhere over the Rainbow Bridge By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net I don’t know if there is a Rainbow Bridge, but I choose to believe there is. And with that, I can envision…

Adventures on the Snowbird trail

Adventures on the Snowbird trail

Observations: Adventures on the Snowbird trail By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net It seemed every snowbird who held out up north for the holidays had the same idea: Give it a few…

The magic in Gibtown

The magic in Gibtown

Observations: The magic in Gibtown By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net I feel fortunate to have lived in this part of the Tampa Bay area before it was discovered. When I moved…

Hope and humanity

Hope and humanity

Observations: Hope and humanity By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Okay, everyone! Raise your hands if you are happy to see 2016 finally draw to a close. Whoa! Well, it may be…

A home for Christmas

A home for Christmas

Observations: A home for Christmas By MITCH TRAPHAGEN I doubt I’m alone in describing the formative years of my life as made up of blessings along with a curse or two.…

An older man’s young-man’s dreams

An older man’s young-man’s dreams

An older man’s young-man’s dreams By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net I tried to sleep, but my mind, churning aimlessly, prevented it. My thoughts were swirling like a tornado in a junkyard, the…

Happy Thanksgiving from the future!

Happy Thanksgiving from the future!

Happy Thanksgiving from the future! By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net Happy Thanksgiving to the people of 2001! My name is Mitch and I’m writing to you from the future — 15 years…

The public in public transit

The public in public transit

The public in public transit By MITCH TRAPHAGEN mitch@observernews.net It has probably been a decade or two since anyone called her cute. But she was wearing a pink baseball hat…

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