All right, I admit it. I may watch too much TV.

But in my defense, I had a deprived childhood. We didn't have television where I grew up, in the canyons and hollers of the Coast Range.


Former managing editor of several Pamplin Media Group newspapers, Mikel Kelly  retired from the newspaper business in 2015 after 41 years. Now with entirely too much time on his hands, he contributes an occasional column, which he often thinks is humorous. 

Mikel Kelly is reachable at, but since he's been retired for years now, he may not answer.

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