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Published evidence of who I will always be (no matter where I am)

Published evidence of who I will always be (no matter where I am)

January 11th, 2018

By STEVE LANG

“Get out and amount to something; or, at the very least, don’t embarrass the rest of us.” – Unwritten Erdahl, Minnesota motto

“You know you’re Lutheran when coffee is a line item in the church budget.” – Anonymous

One never really escapes his beginnings, but by moving sufficiently south, I learned I could escape both winter and …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

December 21st, 2017

Recent responses, reader retorts

By STEVE LANG

“It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous.” – Robert Benchley

“Learn to write. Never mind the damn statistics. If you like statistics, become a CPA.” – Jim Murray

Since the Christmas holidays …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

December 7th, 2017

Almost 20 years later, attaining resident status in the ‘Pine

By STEVE LANG

“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.” – William Shakespeare

“The time has come. /The time has come. /The time is now. /Just go./Go/.GO!/I don’t care how.” – Dr. Seuss (“Marvin K. Mooney will you please go now”)

For those who lament my …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

November 9th, 2017

Ironic reminders of the Summer of Love

By STEVE LANG

“So he grows a little garden in the backyard by the fence/He’s consuming what he’s growing nowadays in self-defense.” – The Bellamy Brothers

Life its ownself, as it ages, appears to be largely irony, as evidenced most recently when AARP Magazine highlighted the Summer of Love’s golden anniversary and even asked …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

November 2nd, 2017

(photo courtesy of STEVE LANG)Steve, his hunting companions, and some game in 1978.

Selected wisdom from the Bard of the Hunt

By STEVE LANG

“The only thing interesting about people is their story. Remember: never let the facts get in the way of a good story.” – Rancid Crabtree (created by Patrick F. McManus)

“One of the axioms …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

October 5th, 2017

Mound chatter, from pitch selection to uniform malfunction

By STEVE LANG

Falcon Steve Lang, hurling pitches and God knows what else, from the mound.

“If you know how to cheat, start now.” – Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver, to pitcher Ross Grimsley on the mound

If baseball games are not long enough already, the time-outs taken by catchers …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

September 7th, 2017

Once again, readers respond

By STEVE LANG

“I have always been a huge admirer of my own work. I am one of the funniest and most entertaining writers I know.” – Mel Brooks

“I am a writer. If I seem cold, it’s because I am surrounded by drafts.” – Unknown

Readers receive several column slots annually for varying reasons, including:

I am …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

August 24th, 2017

Mike Bolles, Darrell Passer, and Steve Lang

Clay pigeons, buffalo theories and the philosophy of phantom assistance

By STEVE LANG

“I sit on the porch and wait for something to go to hell, because sooner or later, something will.” – Mike Bolles

“Back when I was a kid, parents never cluttered up a youngster’s mind with explanations.”

– Patrick F. …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

August 18th, 2017

Steve’s gone Cuban in Canada.

From Baja Oklahoma to Baja Ontario and beyond

By STEVE LANG

“Call me the breeze/I keep blowing down the road.” – J.J. Cale

“The road goes on forever and the party never ends.”  — Robert Earl Keen

I love the road, even after seven weeks and 7,200 miles of travel across 16 states and Canada via …

steve’s funny column

July 13th, 2017

Bubba’s Buick

Places to go and methods to get there

By STEVE LANG

“When I was young and the urge to be someplace else was upon me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would cure this itch….I don’t improve…once a bum, always a bum. I fear the disease is incurable.” – John Steinbeck, “Travels with …

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