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  • Column: It comes with age

    Editor’s Note: This column was originally published May 28, 2015 I’m set in my ways. Always have be ...
    Aug. 18, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • Time for tears

    I’m a crier.When I was 3 and my arm was pulled out of its socket, I cried because the doctor was goi ...
    Aug. 18, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • No, Affirmative Action isn’t keeping white students down

    There’s a saying: “When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.”I thought of ...
    Aug. 18, 2017 - 10:17 am
  • Column: House for sale

    Getting a house ready to put on the market may not be a difficult task for some, but as my fiancé, Tim, and I have found, nothing is easy about it.
    Aug. 17, 2017 - 11:18 am
  • Turning churches into Super PACs

    You know what’s wrong with American politics? It’s that there just aren’t enough ways for giant corporations and mega-rich political donors to funnel ...
    Aug. 17, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Mythical state champs

    With the Friday-Night-Lights season nearly upon us, I’ll relate a story that I’ve been itching to tell for some time. It’s the story of when Mt. Pleas ...
    Aug. 17, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • How air conditioning unites — and divides

    Before air conditioning, even presidents had to suffer.In the summer months, Abraham Lincoln used to ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Column: My buddy

    Back when he was still America’s favorite uncle, Bill Cosby used to host a show called “Kids Say the Darndest Things.” Based on the cliché, “out of th ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:24 am
  • The group that got ignored in Charlottesville

    The “alt-right” is evil. White supremacism is evil. Neo-Nazism is evil.I’ve been saying these things ...
    Aug. 16, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Hotel Maytag memories

    Joining the recent Chamber of Commerce tour of the original Hotel Maytag building brought back many pleasant memories.
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Concerned about eliminating COLAs

    As a federal retiree who has served our country for years, I am deeply concerned with a provision in the president’s budget which would eliminate cost ...
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • We got a van

    I am not one to have extra vehicles in my possession. It means extra insurance, registration and space taken up in my driveway or yard. I am not a “ca ...
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Lining a bird’s nest

    I believe everyone should invent at least one thing before they die. It doesn’t have to be a new kind of artificial intelligence, or a car that runs o ...
    Aug. 15, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Regulating guns

    Have a gun license? Plan to bring your gun to my hometown? Don’t.Mean New York authorities will make ...
    Aug. 14, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • Soda doesn’t ‘feed the world’

    Coca-Cola has a new ad in which a young girl wishes to grow a garden for the whole world. Then, as a grown woman who works for Coca-Cola, she says tha ...
    Aug. 14, 2017 - 10:13 am