Here's the Scoop by Brian Sweeney

Brian Sweeney has been the author of “Here’s the Scoop” for more than 20 years. The column usually deals with the lighter side of life and the writer has been known to mix a bit of fiction in with the facts. Brian has received six awards for his column in the annual New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.

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.