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D.L. Stewart

D.L. Stewart has been writing his nationally-syndicated columns for Dayton Newspapers since 1975 and he plans to continue doing them until he gets one right. Some of his columns are humorous, some are insightful and he hopes his readers can tell the difference.D.L. (that's his actual legal name) is a native of Cleveland, a graduate of The Ohio University and a five-time Pulitzer Prize loser. He focuses on his family, the Cleveland Browns and other oddities of life.

Latest from D.L. Stewart

D.L. Stewart: Drive-up shopping’s not on this guy’s grocery list

Posted: 3 days ago

In the name of progress, which I resist whenever it raises its ugly head, Amazon is considering a new concept for grocery shoppers. According to The New York Times, it plans to open two stores in Seattle where customers can place their orders online and pick them by pulling into parking stalls. No more walking from the parking lot into the...
Will you smooch your pooch on Valentine’s Day?
 According to a timely press release I received this week, a company called Petcube conducted a survey to look at “how pet parents show love to their fur-babies.” And while my instinct is to run away, screaming and gagging, from any press release that uses phrases such as “fur-babies,” some of the findings surprised...

Posted: 10 days ago

According to a timely press release I received this week, a company called Petcube conducted a survey to look at “how pet parents show love to their fur-babies.” And while my instinct is to run away, screaming and gagging, from any press release that uses phrases such as “fur-babies,” some of the findings surprised...
D.L. Stewart: Sex or smartphones? You make the call
 In a recent New York Times piece, columnist Jane E. Brody reflected upon the tyranny of technology. “Too many of us have become slaves to the devices that were supposed to free us, giving us more time to experience life and the people we love,” she wrote. “Instead, we’re constantly bombarded by bells, buzzes and chimes...

Posted: 17 days ago

In a recent New York Times piece, columnist Jane E. Brody reflected upon the tyranny of technology. “Too many of us have become slaves to the devices that were supposed to free us, giving us more time to experience life and the people we love,” she wrote. “Instead, we’re constantly bombarded by bells, buzzes and chimes...
D.L. Stewart: Sometimes just laughing is the best goal

Posted: 24 days ago

In this seemingly endless war of political words, an image on Jumbotron has been worth about a million and half of them. Or, depending upon who’s counting, maybe only a third of that. The image, which appeared on the big overhead screen at a Dallas Stars hockey game last Saturday, showed the kind of stuff normally displayed at sporting...
D.L. Stewart: The circus is leaving town … finally
 News that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will fold its big top forever this May brought back a flood of happy, smiling memories for me. Ok, maybe not a flood, exactly. More like a droplet. In fact, my ONLY happy, smiling circus memory is from when I took my daughter to see one when she was six or seven years old. As the circus...

Posted: 28 days ago

News that the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will fold its big top forever this May brought back a flood of happy, smiling memories for me. Ok, maybe not a flood, exactly. More like a droplet. In fact, my ONLY happy, smiling circus memory is from when I took my daughter to see one when she was six or seven years old. As the circus...
D.L. Stewart: Heading off another hairy threat to education
 Hair we go again. In a controversy approximately as surprising as the sun setting in the west, yet another school has disciplined a student due to the color of her hair. As reported by Yahoo! News, “Eighth-grader Alena Halliwill dyed her hair bright red during the summer of 2016. Within days of returning to school in the fall, the Ypsilanti...

5:00 AM Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017

Hair we go again. In a controversy approximately as surprising as the sun setting in the west, yet another school has disciplined a student due to the color of her hair. As reported by Yahoo! News, “Eighth-grader Alena Halliwill dyed her hair bright red during the summer of 2016. Within days of returning to school in the fall, the Ypsilanti...
D.L. Stewart: Let’s have a cheer for the Amherst Hamsters
 Amherst, a tiny college of 1,795 really smart scholars in Massachusetts, made news last year when the board of trustees voted to drop Lord Jeffs as its athletic teams’ unofficial mascot. Lord Jeffery Amherst, historians discovered, was not necessarily a nice person. The 18th century British general reportedly once suggested giving smallpox-infested...

5:00 AM Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

Amherst, a tiny college of 1,795 really smart scholars in Massachusetts, made news last year when the board of trustees voted to drop Lord Jeffs as its athletic teams’ unofficial mascot. Lord Jeffery Amherst, historians discovered, was not necessarily a nice person. The 18th century British general reportedly once suggested giving smallpox-infested...
D.L. Stewart: Will Donald get mad about this column? You can bet on it
 With football season winding down, gambling junkies may have found a new outlet: predicting Donald Trump’s tweets. This week’s winner would be New Yorker Jimmy Traina, who almost-precisely nailed the time Donald Trump ripped on Meryl Streep. In case you missed the action, Streep accepted a lifetime achievement award at the Golden...

7:03 PM Monday, Jan. 09, 2017

With football season winding down, gambling junkies may have found a new outlet: predicting Donald Trump’s tweets. This week’s winner would be New Yorker Jimmy Traina, who almost-precisely nailed the time Donald Trump ripped on Meryl Streep. In case you missed the action, Streep accepted a lifetime achievement award at the Golden...
D.L. Stewart: A tale of two tails decides dogged debate
 In a clinical trial, I’ve settled the debate about whether it is better to have one dog or two. Two-dog advocates say having a pair of dogs is good because they’ll keep each other company. One-dog fans figure two dogs just mean twice as many vet bills to pay, twice as much food to buy and twice as much food byproducts to clean...

5:00 AM Saturday, Jan. 07, 2017

In a clinical trial, I’ve settled the debate about whether it is better to have one dog or two. Two-dog advocates say having a pair of dogs is good because they’ll keep each other company. One-dog fans figure two dogs just mean twice as many vet bills to pay, twice as much food to buy and twice as much food byproducts to clean...
D.L. Stewart: Ohio football: from hope to hopeless
 Except for a few afterthought bowls, the Nobody in Ohio Cares Anymore college championship game and some pro playoff matchups that don’t include any team with the initials CB, football season is over. Which means from the shores of Lake Erie to the banks of the Ohio River we all can get down to the more entertaining topic of &mdash...

7:28 PM Tuesday, Jan. 03, 2017

Except for a few afterthought bowls, the Nobody in Ohio Cares Anymore college championship game and some pro playoff matchups that don’t include any team with the initials CB, football season is over. Which means from the shores of Lake Erie to the banks of the Ohio River we all can get down to the more entertaining topic of &mdash...
Reflecting upon 50 years of unimportance
 A new year being the traditional time to ponder what has passed and what is yet to come, it seems fitting to mention I’ve just finished my 50th year writing for Dayton newspapers. It’s a career that started in the sports department reporting on hockey, about which I knew next to nothing. And golf, about which I knew even less...

5:00 AM Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016

A new year being the traditional time to ponder what has passed and what is yet to come, it seems fitting to mention I’ve just finished my 50th year writing for Dayton newspapers. It’s a career that started in the sports department reporting on hockey, about which I knew next to nothing. And golf, about which I knew even less...