St. Petersburg Times
 Patty Ryan
Times columnist
Her column appears Saturdays in the Tampa metro section of the Times. E-mail Patty Ryan at

Recent columns
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Mar. 14, 2003: In waiting room, it's dog's life
Feb. 28, 2003: All things bright, beautiful
Feb. 21, 2003:Gone like a good margarita
Feb. 14, 2003: It's all a matter of style
Feb. 7, 2003: Old tree, ethics tumble
Jan. 31, 2002: Bucs and pirates so dissimilar
Jan. 24, 2002: Mapping a future together
Jan. 17, 2002: Sam's: It's really just too much
Jan. 10, 2002: Too soon old, too late wise
Jan. 3, 2002: Dangling, with tugs at heart
Dec. 27: He will fetch till you retch
Dec. 20: Less is more, you know?
Dec. 13: Hope burns eternal
Dec. 6: Birds of a feather are back
Nov. 29: The joy of doing nothing
Nov. 8: Pigs are in fashion this week
Nov. 1: Fishing is about the wait
Oct. 25: Finding comfort in ghosts
Oct. 18: What if over-40s had a bar?
Oct. 11: Thinking inside the box
Oct. 4: The Brave New Mac World
Sept. 27: Finding treasures in trash
Sept. 13: Showers cover our sadness
Aug. 23: 'Tis the season -- for tears
Aug. 16: Football wins over chocolate
Aug. 9: If cable covered the gate
Aug. 2: Ode to the local lounge
July 26: On the outside, looking in
July 19: Life's way of piling up on you
July 12: For some, civic duty is destiny
July 5: Call it curiosity, not envy
June 28: Grand Central: Advice from the masters
June 21: Please, install some sod
June 14: Can't we all just get along
June 7: Our poet will go it alone, alas
May 31: Who has control here?
May 24: Bonding, codger style
May 17: Toro's my date this weekend
May 10: Critters, cartoons dominate
May 3: Brussels sprouts? Bummer
April 26: This is your life, little one
April 19: Giving calories for AIDS
April 12: Fish tale passes smell test
April 5: Spare the rod, moron
March 29: Saying Grace on Church
March 22: Spring can't be skipped
March 15: No place for this billboard
March 8: Big Mac attack on mansions

March 1: Not your typical hot spot
Feb. 22: Thoughts from a turtleneck
Feb. 15: Ill wind blows us all down
Feb. 8: Bad mix: passion, pirates
Feb. 1: Jose, can you see a pirate?
Jan. 25: Hit men vs. the gas guy

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