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When friends visit… By Jim Bucher You know what I love best about writing my column for Dayton City Paper every week? It’s hearing from our fabulous readers. You guys are the best, hands down, and when I recently posted a question, you came through again. Was there any doubt? So, here it is. If […]

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Local author navigates e-book waters By Jim Bucher Are you one of the new converts, giving up on the thrill of holding a physical book in your hands for the ease and privacy of using a digital device? If you said yes, you are still in the minority. Check this out: the latest statistics from […]

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The Y2K Kid turns 15 By Jim Bucher Photo: Jim Bucher [left] and Dale Huffman [right] hold Josie Pett, the first baby born in the year 2000 On Jan. 1, 2015, Josie Pett had a birthday. Why is this a big deal? Well, because 15 years ago, Josie was the first baby born, as far […]

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My name is Jim Bucher, and I’m a smoker By Jim Bucher Stupid, stupid, stupid. I picked up the disgusting smoking habit again. Don’t ask me why, but – I’m sure like alcoholics, drug addicts, et al – you tell yourself, “how could one hurt?” Trust me here, DON’T DO IT! Back in my post […]

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Are men big babies when they’re sick? By Jim Bucher It was bound to happen sooner or later. After a very long stretch without so much as a sniffle, I think I’ve got it good. This bug I caught – or rather the bug caught me, has knocked me for a loop. Aches, pains, congestion […]

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On the beat: 01/06

When to un-decorate? By Jim Bucher Well, have you recovered? Did the Christmas season knock you for a loop? All the pushing and shoving at the mall; gosh, hope I didn’t hurt anyone. The gifts have been distributed with – hopefully – minimal returns. And the last of the ripped up wrapping paper is in its proper […]

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Buch’s 2015 predictions By Jim Bucher This is it! My annual tradition is back – “Buch’s Predictions for 2015.”Only this time, it looks like I got the whole Dayton City Paper team on board, too! In the past, some were plausible; others just plain silly, but were all in good-natured fun. To be on the […]

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Origins of Christmas songs By Jim Bucher I assume (when you do that though, you make an ASS out of U and ME.) you’ve all heard a Christmas carol – or three – by this time of year. On local radio stations, satellite radio or maybe even on your own playlist … But have you […]

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World exclusive: Santa speaks to the DCP By Jim Bucher So what do I have to lose? I logged on to northpole.com and found the “contact us” section. I did just that. To whom it may concern: Hello, my name is Jim Bucher and I’m sure you guys are super busy right now, but is […]

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Buch’s Christmas tour By Jim Bucher Thought it would be fun this year to see and experience as many holiday activities as one can stuff in an extra-large Christmas stocking. And, folks, there’s plenty. The following is “Buch’s Christmas Tour 2014” and by no means is this a complete list – just some of my […]

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News of the weird: 06/30

By Chuck Shepherd   What Cannibals Can Teach Us Researchers studying the human-brain-eating Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea reported […]

Advice Goddess: 6/30

By Amy Alkon   Owe, Baby, Baby My girlfriend always cries that she’s “broke.” I just ended up buying her […]

The Docket: 06/30

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   Man sorry for accidentally lurking nude At 6:30 […]

Chew on this: 06/30

Back-of-the-envelope nutrition By Jayne Powers   From picking quality carbohydrates to protein powders and dietary supplements, there are scores of […]

Advice Goddess: 6/23

By Amy Alkon Rise And Spine My fiancé is good friends with his ex-girlfriend from college. (We’re all in our […]

30 feet of Abe

Lincoln’s legacy lives on in Troy By John Hamilton Photo: A monumental “Modern Man” discusses the Gettysburg Address with a […]